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MA Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society, Master’s Dissertation, September 2012/13.

A Classical Psychoanalysis of Neoliberal Bankers and Anti-Capitalist Protesters

A Psychoanalytic Investigation of Individual and Collective Relations and Lack of Relations to Money and Capitalism, in the context of the 2008 Global Economic Crisis and the 2011 Socio-Political Discontent.

MA Supervisor: Professor of Psychoanalysis Dr. Dany Nobus, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Strategy, Development and External Relations at Brunel University; Editor of the Journal for Lacanian Studies; and practising clinical Lacanian Psychoanalyst.

Department of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom.


The Psychoanalyst is Crisis Friendly” ~ Jacques-Alain Miller (2008)


Lloyds Bank




luxury dinner

The Banker Pub

Dr Andreas LiefoogheESRC Series Chair, Reader in Organizational Psychology, Department of Organisational Psychology, School of Business, Economics and Informatics. Birkbeck College, University of London.  Dr Liefooghe quoting psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan,

“Love, of course, constitutes a sign and is always mutual.  I put forward that idea a long time ago, very gently, by saying that feelings are always mutual.  I did so in order to be asked, “Then what, then what of love, of love, is it always mutual?”  “But of course, but of course!”  That is why the unconscious was invented, so that we would realize that man’s desire is the Other’s desire and that love, while it is a passion that involves ignorance of desire, nevertheless leaves desire its whole import.” 

The Seminar of Jacques Lacan (1998) Encore ~ On Feminine Sexuality, the Limits of Love and Knowledge. Edited by Jacques-Alain Miller. Norton, New York.


Banks are Evil


capitalism is crisis





You can find a selection of Psychoanalytic Psychology essays on Contemporary Society on my Ψ Essays webpage on this website and an extensive collection of earlier essays on: psychical and sexual development; identity formation; personality typology; nosology; psychopathology; creativity; drive theory; narcissism; neuroses; libidinal economy i.e. psychosexual energy distribution, management and organisation; artistic processes; defence mechanisms; death processes; object relations; group processes; conformity; psychoses; perversion; etc., on

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