Russia as a patient for negative psychoanalysis
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This paper brings together the late Freud’s concept of the death drive and Dostoevsky’s vision of primordial suffering in order to analyze anti-Ukrainian and pro-Ukrainian trends in today’s Russia. The paper encourages embracing the suffering that the death drive entails, instead of escaping it through the narrative of Russia’s ‘greatness’.
Death drive , Dostoevsky , Negative psychoanalysis , Russia , Ukraine
Reshe, J. (2022) 'Russia as a patient for negative psychoanalysis', Studies in East European Thought. doi: 10.1007/s11212-022-09497-8
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