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Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture

Abstract : Although they are often considered separately, there are two possible relationships between psychoanalysis and popular culture and the media. On the one hand, psychoanalysis is acritical theory that contributes to cultural studies by applying a specific grid of interpretation to cultural objects, from paintings to adverts to films. On the other hand, the cultural authority of psychoanalysis is necessarily built through its popularization in mass culture - in a positive form with Freudism, and in its opposing, but reciprocal, form with anti-Freudism.
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Samuel Lézé. Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture. Andrew Scull. Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A-to-Z Guide, Sage, pp.711-12, 2014. ⟨halshs-00978954⟩



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