Iro Zoubopoulou | Psychoanalyst

Ηρώ Ζουμποπούλου | Ψυχαναλύτρια Athens Gr | Cambridge UK

Crisis: The special case of Greece. From mania to melancholy

In May 2015, I was invited to give a talk about the prolonged Greek crisis, from a psychoanalytical perspective, by the Lacan Circle of Australia.


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How does Lacanian psychoanalysis interpret the Greek crisis? My approach examines the role the regimes of jouissance and contestation of the Master-Signifier played, under the framework of psychic economy. Having as a guide Jacques-Alain Miller’s definition of crisis, it attempts to depict moments of crisis from the daily life. It refers to the consequences of the encounter of the financial crisis with the present discontent, by looking at a fiction novel by the renowned Greek writer Petros Markaris, which takes place in contemporary Athens. Finally, it examines how Lacanian psychoanalysis can operate as a vehicle of relief and hope…

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