Hommage à George Devereux
Georges Devereux, an anthropologist and psychoanalyst of Hungarian origin (1908-1985), and the founder of ethnopsychoanalysis, was a member of the Paris Psychoanalytic Society (SPP) from 1964 until his death.
Originally an ethnologist, it was through listening to the Mohave Indians of Arizona interpret their dreams that he discovered the force of the unconscious and the explanatory necessity of psychoanalysis. From there, he understood what he observed from a dual perspective, cultural and psychic. He thus established the foundations of ethnopsychoanalysis at the same time as he posited complementarism as a principle permitting a double explanatory discourse of the facts observed. Devereux was to theorize and develop these innovative and creative orientations throughout his life, completed by the astonishing intuition of the decisive place of the researcher’s countertransference when faced with his object of study.
His book Reality and dream, made into a film by Arnaud Desplechin (Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, 2013) shows the first practice of a transcultural therapy, which was an important turning point in the understanding of the mind. Following the colloquium, the chapters of this tribute present facets of the scope of this remarkable work – ethnological, epistemological, and psychoanalytic.
|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|10016406||DEVEREUX||Ouvrage||BSF Paris||Salle de lecture : Grand Corpus||Available|
|10016405||DEVEREUX||Ouvrage||BSF Paris||ψ Réserve : Grand Corpus||Not for loan|