February 4, 2017
After the end of apartheid, an exiled analyst returned to his native South Africa with the intention to transform social conditions on his family’s farm. The level of mutual comprehension and trust between himself and the black farm-workers turned out to be far worse than he anticipated. In desperation, he fell back on basic psychoanalytic principles. The result was an unplanned “community psychoanalysis”. This ‘analysis’ was conducted largely by historians and archaeologists (not the analyst), with surprising results.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
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