Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Psychoanalysis under Occupation - Zoom event - October 29

Lara Sheehi and Stephen Sheehi will be presenting on theirforcoming book: "Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine" this Friday, October 29, 10 pm Palestine/Beirut, 3PM EDT, 12 PST. DM psychoanalyticactivist in instagram for zoom link.

 This talk explores psychological expressions of self and collective assertion of sumud (stalwartness), as living practices under violent occupation and settler colonial violence in Palestine. The speakers will share a number of painful cases that speak to the politics of psychical and psychological asphyxiation imposed upon the Palestinian people by the settler colony known as Israel. These cases will highlight how Palestinian clinicians attend to how Palestinians, circumscribed by violence and death, operate internally and communally, within a psychic political-economy of life that defies being objectified as legible victim through human rights discourse. The speakers will centre how Palestinian psychoanalytic clinical practice and Palestinian “livability” function as various forms of sumud and a refusal to be metabolized by an apolitical psychoanalytic framework or Zionist ideological negation.

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