Unseen City: Travelling Psychoanalysis and the Urban Poor

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Professor Ankhi Mukherjee (University of Oxford) is giving a public lecture on 'Unseen City: Travelling Psychoanalysis and the Urban Poor' at the University of York. This lecture examines the institution of Freudian psychoanalysis in an international frame, with reference to its inadequate engagement with urban poverty, as seen in the specific context of global cities in India. Using case studies, it will discuss literary and aesthetic representations of poverty in relation to India's psychoanalytic and psychiatric culture, as that culture is manifested in public attitudes toward the psychic life of the poor. The lecture presents research from the India chapter of Professor Mukherjee's third monograph, The Psychic Life of the Poor: A City Unseen in Mumbai, London, and New York.

All welcome, no booking needed!

This event is supported by the Centre for Global Health Histories, the University of York, and Wellcome.


Contact name: Ankhi Mukherjee
Audience: Open to all