Small City on a Big Couch: A Psychoanalysis of a Provincial Mexican City (Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies)

Small City on a Big Couch: A Psychoanalysis of a Provincial Mexican City (Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies)


This ebook psychoanalyzes a small Mexican urban to determine how the town is smart of either herself and her many Others within the face of continuous swap. It places the town at the sofa and works via her earlier and current relationships, interpreting concerns surrounding sexuality, the compulsion to copy, transferences and needs. "In this interesting case examine, Karen Rodríguez locations the provincial urban of Guanajuato at the sofa and leads us even though a desirable travel of the town's again alleys, repressed drives, damaging impulses, and stories of affection. alongside the way in which, the writer engages in a desirable dialogue of Julia Kristeva's paintings and its relation to Mexican tradition. A needs to learn for these attracted to modern Mexico." Rubén Gallo, Princeton collage "In the center of Mexico lies the small urban of Guanajuato. town is unruly, always thwarting makes an attempt to impose order upon her. partially, this has to do with the actual type of the town and with its awkward topography. partly, it has to do with a painful colonial earlier and a tricky financial current. but, by means of placing the town at the sofa, Karen Rodríguez discovers how Guanajuato's wants, joys and anxieties are skilled and expressed. at the sofa, Guanajuato bargains Rodríguez an unlimited array of interesting fabric to interpret: from saints to the Virgin Mary, from posters to painters, from novels to t-shirts, from neighborhood legend to opera. opposed to the typical development to determine the worldwide urban as "the position to be", Rodríguez argues that it's very faraway from lost to take one other examine small towns. This publication is by means of turns, incredible, thought-provoking, humorous, creative and deeply severe. a true deal with that would final lengthy within the mind." Steve Pile, Open collage, united kingdom

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