Review Article
Volume 9 Issue 10 - 2020
The Psychoanalytic Paris Square: On Decolonization and Psychoanalysis
Thais Klein*
Department of Psychology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Thais Klein, Department of Psychology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Received: April 05, 2020; Published: May 28, 2020


The article is based on questions posed by Lucia Murat’s movie called “Paris Square” (2018) [1] and aims to situate psychoanalysis in the discussion around the issue of epistemic decolonization. The film, which is set at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, portrays the troubles of a Portuguese psychoanalyst in dealing with the clinical psychological care of a resident of the Providência favela. From that perspective and supported by the contribution of other fields' mainly anthropology’s decolonial literature, we will question the apparent colonizing perspective of psychoanalysis. Thus, a possible path is sought through a certain notion of experience in psychoanalysis and a dialogue with the Amerindian’s perspectivism.

Keywords: Psychoanalysis; Decolonization; Anthropology; Cinema


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Citation: Thais Klein. “The Psychoanalytic Paris Square: On Decolonization and Psychoanalysis”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.10 (2020): 153-164.

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