On Psychoanalytic Writing (and Writing Psychoanalysis) as Migratory Action and Postcolonial Revolt: A Response to Alexander Stein.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      branding
      diasporic
      disruption
      performative action
      plague
      postcolonial psychoanalysis
      public essay
      writing
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    • Abstract:
      Alexander Stein's essay, a provocative and performative appeal to psychoanalysts, challenges us to move beyond both our jargon-filled literature and our self-abnegating professional stance by intervening in the public realm, especially through writing. I share Stein's appeal but also suggest that, actually, many psychoanalysts have already taken up his call, and that we are witnessing a renaissance of the public psychoanalytic essay, along with the birth of psychoanalytic podcasting. Further, beyond the solutions-focused genre of psychoanalytic writing that Stein specifically advocates, I suggest that we cultivate both scholarly and eccentric writing which aims to dislocate, by speaking not only from the mantle of power and authorized leaders but from the margins. Only then will we truly perform psychoanalysis as Freud's plague—i.e., the "disruptive innovation" it is. Such performative interventions are urgently needed in a world reeling from its own destructive creations. These may have the added benefit of resuscitating the public perception of our field as discredited, and our own flagging and too long dispirited professional self-esteem. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      1551-806X
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/1551806X.2020.1748444
    • Accession Number:
      144243617
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GENTILE, J. On Psychoanalytic Writing (and Writing Psychoanalysis) as Migratory Action and Postcolonial Revolt: A Response to Alexander Stein. Psychoanalytic Perspectives, [s. l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 161–172, 2020. DOI 10.1080/1551806X.2020.1748444. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=144243617. Acesso em: 23 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gentile J. On Psychoanalytic Writing (and Writing Psychoanalysis) as Migratory Action and Postcolonial Revolt: A Response to Alexander Stein. Psychoanalytic Perspectives. 2020;17(2):161-172. doi:10.1080/1551806X.2020.1748444
    • APA:
      Gentile, J. (2020). On Psychoanalytic Writing (and Writing Psychoanalysis) as Migratory Action and Postcolonial Revolt: A Response to Alexander Stein. Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 17(2), 161–172. https://doi.org/10.1080/1551806X.2020.1748444
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gentile, Jill. 2020. “On Psychoanalytic Writing (and Writing Psychoanalysis) as Migratory Action and Postcolonial Revolt: A Response to Alexander Stein.” Psychoanalytic Perspectives 17 (2): 161–72. doi:10.1080/1551806X.2020.1748444.
    • Harvard:
      Gentile, J. (2020) ‘On Psychoanalytic Writing (and Writing Psychoanalysis) as Migratory Action and Postcolonial Revolt: A Response to Alexander Stein’, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 17(2), pp. 161–172. doi: 10.1080/1551806X.2020.1748444.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gentile, J 2020, ‘On Psychoanalytic Writing (and Writing Psychoanalysis) as Migratory Action and Postcolonial Revolt: A Response to Alexander Stein’, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 161–172, viewed 23 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gentile, Jill. “On Psychoanalytic Writing (and Writing Psychoanalysis) as Migratory Action and Postcolonial Revolt: A Response to Alexander Stein.” Psychoanalytic Perspectives, vol. 17, no. 2, May 2020, pp. 161–172. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/1551806X.2020.1748444.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gentile, Jill. “On Psychoanalytic Writing (and Writing Psychoanalysis) as Migratory Action and Postcolonial Revolt: A Response to Alexander Stein.” Psychoanalytic Perspectives 17, no. 2 (May 2020): 161–72. doi:10.1080/1551806X.2020.1748444.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gentile J. On Psychoanalytic Writing (and Writing Psychoanalysis) as Migratory Action and Postcolonial Revolt: A Response to Alexander Stein. Psychoanalytic Perspectives [Internet]. 2020 May [cited 2020 Oct 23];17(2):161–72. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=144243617