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Doing psychoanalysis in Tehran

Author: Gohar Homayounpour
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2012] ©2012
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"Is psychoanalysis possible in the Islamic Republic of Iran? This is the question that Gohar Homayounpour poses to herself, and to us, at the beginning of this memoir of displacement, nostalgia, love, and pain. Twenty years after leaving her country, Homayounpour, an Iranian, Western-trained psychoanalyst, returns to Tehran to establish a psychoanalytic practice. When an American colleague exclaims, 'I do not think  Read more...
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Homayounpour, Gohar, 1977-
Doing psychoanalysis in Tehran.
Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, c2012
(DLC) 2012005688
(OCoLC)777002249
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gohar Homayounpour
ISBN: 9780262305983 0262305984 9780262306904 0262306905 1283593173 9781283593175
OCLC Number: 812066349
Awards: Joint winner for National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis Gradiva Book Award 2013.
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 145 pages)
Contents: Upon arriving in Tehran --
A few years after returning to Tehran.
Responsibility: Gohar Homayounpour ; foreword by Abbas Kiarostami.

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"Is psychoanalysis possible in the Islamic Republic of Iran? This is the question that Gohar Homayounpour poses to herself, and to us, at the beginning of this memoir of displacement, nostalgia, love, and pain. Twenty years after leaving her country, Homayounpour, an Iranian, Western-trained psychoanalyst, returns to Tehran to establish a psychoanalytic practice. When an American colleague exclaims, 'I do not think that Iranians can free-associate!' Homayounpour responds that in her opinion Iranians do nothing but. Iranian culture, she says, revolves around stories. Why wouldn't Freud's methods work, given Iranians' need to talk? Thus begins a fascinating narrative of interlocking stories that resembles--more than a little--a psychoanalytic session. Homayounpour recounts the pleasure and pain of returning to her motherland, her passion for the work of Milan Kundera, her complex relationship with Kundera's Iranian translator (her father), and her own and other Iranians' anxieties of influence and disobedience. Woven throughout the narrative are glimpses of her sometimes frustrating, always candid sessions with patients. Ms. N, a famous artist, dreams of abandonment and sits in the analyst's chair rather than on the analysand's couch; a young chador-clad woman expresses shame because she has lost her virginity; an eloquently suicidal young man cannot kill himself. As a psychoanalyst, Homayounpour knows that behind every story told is another story that remains untold. Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran connects the stories, spoken and unspoken, that ordinary Iranians tell about their lives before their hour is up."--book jacket.

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