Invitación a la presentación
Presentation of the book 'Autoritat i autoritarisme' in Barcelona

On Tuesday 11 May at 7 p.m. the book 'Autoritat i autoritarisme. Una lectura des de la psicoanàlisi' by Miquel Bassols. In the ceremony will take part, Gabriela Serra, teacher and activist; and Francesc Vilà, psychoanalyst and director of the Freudian Camp Library in Barcelona, will also take part in the event.


Although crises of authority are as old as authority itself, since the beginning of the last century we have been witnessing a crisis of authority based on patriarchy that has various consequences in the ways of life and especially in politics. The distinct manifestations of this crisis, whether in the family, education, politics or religion, rely on the power of the word that resides in the unconscious. The deeper the crisis of authority, the more intense the return of forms of authoritarianism, such as the indiscriminate use of legal law or physical force. What can Jacques Lacan's psychoanalysis teach us for a contemporary reading of this fact?  Firstly, the difference between authority and power, but also a fact that responds to the sexual structure of the human being: beyond authority based on phallic logic, which works in a binary way with the all-or-nothing, the field opens up for one based on feminine logic, which takes into account each element one by one and with the non-all.


Date 11 may 2021 at 19:00 to 21:00. Tuesday.


Place Librería Ona, C/ Pau Claris, 94 Barcelona, Sala Bookeria

Organized by

Publications of Universitat de València, ONA Library and the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis of the Freudian Camp. .



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