Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 237–242 | Cite as

Introduction: Psychoanalysis in cultural studies – Positions, perspectives and proposals

  • Jürgen Kramer
  • Claus-Ulrich Viol
Original Article


This issue of PCS deals with the relationship between Cultural Studies and psychoanalysis, and especially with how psychoanalytic approaches from different schools can provide fresh stimuli for the study of cultures. More concretely, the articles assembled here employ psychoanalysis to develop critical readings of neoliberal practices and the therapeutic potential of the media, as well as the possibilities of inter-disciplinary enquiry and meta-disciplinary reflection.


Cultural Studies inter-disciplinarity neoliberalism media meta-disciplinarity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.British Cultural Studies, Department of British and American StudiesDortmund UniversityDortmundGermany
  2. 2.Moenkebergstr. 19BielefeldGermany
  3. 3.English SeminarRuhr-Universitaet BochumBochumGermany

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