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Getting the Fix on the Mind Fixers

By | June 19th, 2019|LRO 162|

We have many books on the history of psychiatry that are of interest to the psychoanalyst.  For the Francophile, of course, this would start with Michel Foucault’s Madness and Civilization. There are also some wonderful books on specialized subjects. I am fond of G. E. Berrios’ The History of Mental Symptoms: Descriptive Psychopathology since the [...]

Green, the Colour of Hope

By | June 12th, 2019|LRO 160|

Since the 1980s, human beings have started consuming beyond the planet's capacity to regenerate its resources. Immersed in an increasingly savage capitalist logic, the rhythm has not stopped accelerating, to the point that the younger generation, those who see their future at risk, are starting to unite to fight the threat of an ecological catastrophe. [...]

His Majesty…

By | June 8th, 2019|LRO 159|

Although it is believed that love makes one, because its essence is fundamentally narcissistic, Freud did not remain completely satisfied, and Lacan even less. Neither of them conformed to the idea that love is only something symbolic and imaginary, and each in their own way understood that love is directed towards the other’s being.  This [...]

Does reading Little Red Riding Hood turn you into a ferocious macho wolf?

By | May 29th, 2019|LRO 157|

A few weeks ago, we learned that the gender commission of a public school in Barcelona has withdrawn from the children’s library 200 stories considered “sexist”, among them Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty. Officials complained about the lack of “equalitarian libraries where masculine and feminine characters would feature equally, engaged in the same [...]

Space City’s Sprawling Unconscious

By | May 22nd, 2019|LRO 155|

A seemingly never-ending deregulated sprawl,[1] Houston is a capitalist city par excellence. America’s fourth-largest city’s defacto, haphazard zoning policies and multiple downtown cores have long-fascinated urban geographers. Perhaps most comparable to China’s Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, such defacto zoning makes the city especially malleable to market imperatives.[2] “No zoning” is even reflected in the city’s signature [...]

Addiction… In The Movies

By | May 15th, 2019|LRO 153|

  “Beautiful Boy” is a film currently on general release. It is based on the memoir, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction  by David Sheff, and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff (his son). I personally found the film quite clichéd, though its point of interest lies elsewhere. Namely, in the way it presents the contemporary [...]