The Unconscious is a City

KIVLAND, Sharon (2014). The Unconscious is a City. In: KINGSBURY, Paul and PILE, Steve, (eds.) Psychoanalytic Geographies. London, Ashgate.

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Kivland was invited by the editors to undertake the cover of the book, and this developed into a series of postcard images which are reproduced throughout the book. They are discussed in some depth in the editors' introduction.

Psychoanalytic Geographies is a unique, path-breaking volume and a core text for anyone seeking to grasp how psychoanalysis helps us understand fundamental geographical questions, and how geographical understandings can offer new ways of thinking psychoanalytically. Elaborating on a variety of psychoanalytic approaches that embrace geographical imaginations and a commitment toward spatial thinking, this book demonstrates the breadth, depth, and vitality of cutting edge work in psychoanalytic geographies and presents readers with as wide a set of options as possible for taking psychoanalysis forward in their own work. It covers a wide range of themes and perspectives in terms of theoretical approaches such as Freudian, Lacanian, Kristevan, and Irigarayian; conceptual issues such as space, power, identity, culture, political economy, colonialism, ethics, and aesthetics; disciplinary insights including Geography, English, Sexuality Studies, and History of Science; as well as empirical contexts such as the reception of psychoanalysis in early twentieth century England, psychoanalytic geographies of violence and creativity in a small Mexican city, visual cultures of second-generation Iranian artists living in Los Angeles, and the hysterical underpinnings of climate change scepticism.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: A series of art works published in the book Psychoanalytic Geographies, edited by Steve Pile and Paul Kingsbury
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Sharon Kivland
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 13:16
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 19:00

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