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Formerly the Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society

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2014 Volume 19
Four issues per volume

ISSN: 1088-0763
EISSN: 1543-3390

Lynne Layton, USA
Peter Redman, UK


Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society is the official journal of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society.


The journal critically addresses the intersection between psychoanalysis and the social world and explores the roles psychoanalysis might play in bringing about social justice and progressive social change. The journal will be of interest to scholars in media, cultural and literary studies as well as psychoanalysts with a focus on these issues.

Call for Papers: Special Issue: Psychosis

Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society is planning to publish a special issue focusing on the social and cultural aspects of psychosis. For full details of the Call for Papers, please click here (PDF, 7KB).


Special Issue: Immigration
Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society Volume 14, Issue 3 (September 2009)

Guest Editors: Ricardo C. Ainslie (University of Texas at Austin) and Pratyusha Tummala-Narra (Lynch School of Education, Boston College).

The Special Issue documents immigrants' experiences of psychoanalysis and how immigration shapes individual concepts of social class, home, friendship and socialization. The content is both diverse and progressive and reflects the regular contribution that PCS makes to critical analysis of the intersection between psychoanalysis and the social world.   For a limited time you can read the Special Issue article Friendship, socialization and the immigrant experience by Salman Akhhtar for free.

Special Issue: Us vs Them
Editor: Lynne Layton
This Special Issue asks distinguished clinicians and academics from different psychoanalytic schools – Jungian, Kleinian, relational, Lacanian, object relational, classical – to reflect on how ‘us vs them’ polarities form, become rigidified and potentially resolve.

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