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Divan indien : pratiques de la psychanalyse et modes d'individualisation dans l'Inde urbaine contemporaine

Abstract : This research focuses on the psychoanalytic practice today in Delhi. We outline the long history of Indian psychoanalysis and then we try to describe the various forms taken by the psychoanalytic practice in the Indian context in order to understand how these forms relate to the social tensions that surround the increasing appeal of individualistic values in the Middle Class of Delhi. Basing ourselves on interviews with about fourty therapists and patients and on participant observation in the psychoanalytic circles of Delhi, we show that the growing number of psychoanalysts and psychotherapists in Indian large cities is due to the far-reaching changes that have occurred in the Indian society since economic and social liberalization in the 1990s. The rich and detailed description of three women's life stories (one psychoanalyst and two patients) enables us to understand better how these changes have an impact on the subjective transformations of specific individuals. This work has two sides, intricately linked between themselves: on the one hand, I take the therapist's private practice as a place where people negotiate, give form and meaning to the social changes that are happening; on the other hand, I describe the way the social structures and collective perceptions of the Indian society shape the specificities of Indian therapy.
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Anne Gagnant de Weck. Divan indien : pratiques de la psychanalyse et modes d'individualisation dans l'Inde urbaine contemporaine. Psychologie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018USPCB129⟩. ⟨tel-02518915⟩

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