Psychoanalyzing the Left and Right after Donald Trump

Conservatism, Liberalism, and Neoliberal Populisms
 Previously published in hardcover
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Previously published in hardcover
Robert Samuels
167 g
210x150x7 mm
Critical Theory and Practice in Psychology and the Human Sciences

Chapter 1. Victim Politics: Psychoanalyzing the Neoliberal Conservative Counter-Revolution.- Chapter 2. Beyond Hillary Clinton: Obsessional Narcissism and the Failure of the Liberal Class.- Chapter 3. Trump and Sanders on the Couch: Neoliberal Populism on the Left and the Right.- Chapter 4. Global Solidarity and Global Government: The Universal Subject of Psychoanalysis and Democracy.- Chapter 5. Conclusion.
This book outlines a new model for global social justice movements that is based on Freud and Lacan's central insights regarding the unconscious, repetition, drives, and transference. Since most of our current social issues are global in nature, Bob Samuels convincingly argues that we need a global solution, but that global solidarity is blocked by narcissistic nationalism and the capitalist death drive. In examining contemporary social movements for global justice, Samuels articulates a comprehensive theory of non-pathological social solidarity, and argues that in the age of multinational corporations and global climate change, we need a new model of global justice and government that requires an understanding of analytic neutrality and free association. This book uses psychoanalytic theories and practices to explain how someone like Trump can rise to power, and explores why liberals have failed to provide a convincing or effective political alternative. It will be compelling reading to students and teachers in a range of psychological and political disciplines, and to anyone interested in psychoanalysis and current politics.

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