Psychoanalysis, Money and the Global Financial Crisis

15 11 2011

This special issue of new formations brings together an international cast of psychoanalysts, cultural theorists, philosophers and critics to explore numerous aspects of the nexus between psychoanalysis, money and economics in the light – or shadow – of the latest global financial crisis. Asking not only what psychoanalysis can tell us about financial crashes, but also what crashes may reveal about psychoanalysis, it stages a confrontation between two disciplines that have been mutually indifferent and mutually opaque for much of the past 100 years.

Contributors: David Bennett, Geoff Boucher, Steven D. Brown, Paul Crosthwaite, Karl Figlio, Bruce Fink, Stephen Frosh, Jean-Joseph Goux, Campbell Jones, Viktor Mazin, Laura Mulvey, Benjamin Noys, Ian Parker, Daniel Ross, Matthew Sharpe, Bernard Stiegler, Tan Waelchli


David Bennett
‘Money Is Laughing Gas To Me’ (Freud): A Critique Of Pure Reason In Economics And Psychoanalysis

Bruce Fink
Analysand And Analyst In The Global Economy, Or Why Anyone In Their Right Mind Would Pay For An Analysis

Karl Figlio
The Financial Crisis: A Psychoanalytic View Of Illusion, Greed And Reparation In Masculine Phantasy

Viktor Mazin
The Meaning of Money: Russia, the Ruble, the Dollar and Psychoanalysis

Geoff Boucher and Matthew Sharpe
Financial Crisis, Social Pathologies And ‘Generalised Perversion’: Questioning Žižek’s Diagnosis Of The Times

Paul Crosthwaite
What A Waste Of Money: Expenditure, The Death Drive, And The Contemporary Art Market

Stephen Frosh
Psychoanalysis, Antisemitism And The Miser

Tan Waelchli
Psychoanalytic Reflections On The Nature Of Money: Authority, Regulation Of Standards, And The Law Of The Father

Jean-Joseph Goux
Pleasure And Pain: At The Crossroads Of Psychoanalysis And The Political Economy

Campbell Jones
What Kind Of Subject Is The Market?

Daniel Ross
Translator’s Introduction To Bernard Stiegler’s ‘Pharmacology Of Desire’ Drive-based Capitalism And Libidinal Dis-economy’

Bernard Stiegler
Pharmacology Of Desire: Drive-Based Capitalism And Libidinal Dis- Economy




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