Patient-analyst relationships, in individual and group treatments alike, are interpellated by capitalism and informed by its agenda of alienation. In Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Felix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze critiqued psychoanalysis for aiding capitalism by helping keep social desires trapped within the closed circuit of the nuclear family, instead of promoting their reinvestment in the social field. Contemporary analyses of the mutual influences between psychoanalysis and capitalism focus on alienation and impersonal intimacy, emphasizing the built-in conflicts of interest and patient-analyst mutual objectifications that stem from the material arrangements at the heart of the psychoanalytic setting.
|Title of host publication||Sibling Relations and the Horizontal Axis in Theory and Practice|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contemporary Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis and Organization Consultancy|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2022|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)