Hysteria in the squares: Approaching populism from a perspective of desire

@article{Ronderos2020HysteriaIT,
  title={Hysteria in the squares: Approaching populism from a perspective of desire},
  author={Sebasti{\'a}n Ronderos},
  journal={Psychoanalysis, Culture \& Society},
  year={2020},
  volume={26},
  pages={46 - 64}
}
This paper explores the productive potential in the psychoanalytic concept of hysteria in terms of the study of populism. A Lacanian framework is adopted to broaden our understanding of the (dis)identification structures at stake in a populist logic, stressing the constitutive role desire bears in relation to social meaning-making processes. Against a background of public discontent – the “square protests” – this paper exploits the emancipatory potential within the discourse of the hysteric as… Expand
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