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Tempo psicanalitico

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BLOJ, Ana. Economic aspects of the psyche in pandemic: Displeasure of perception in an unexpected reality. Tempo psicanal. [online]. 2020, vol.52, n.2, pp.258-276. ISSN 0101-4838.

In this writing we revisit some Freudian's texts published during the First World War and in the post-war period (1915-1925) with the aim of addressing some conceptual contributions produced by the author in the midst of above-mentioned event. We have the aim to establish dialogues and tensions between these productions and what we have been able to observe, listen, and analyze in the course of this pandemic in clinical practice, in virtual modality and the institutional work transmitted in supervisions of clinical situations by colleagues who carry out their practices in the city of Rosario, Argentina. Towards the end of the work we will especially focus in the possibilities of intervention with boys and girls in this context, taking into consideration the economic model proposed by Freud in 1920. We will focus mainly on the economic aspects of the psyche developed by Freud in the mentioned period, especially in his book " Beyond the pleasure principle" of 1920; exactly a century ago. The analysis focuses on the construction of some hypotheses that allow us to think about the conjugation of those developments in order to analyze from the economic point of view the drive movements and psychic barriers that may occur in the framework of the COVID19 pandemic. This analysis will consider certain displeasures that can occur in the population in general terms, knowing that each process of a singular nature is intertwined with cultural aspects of each territory, nation and location on the global stage. This is a collective damage that affects each and every subject and invites us to go through those Freudian productions so dear to the psychoanalytic theory.

Keywords : perception of displeasure; pandemic; libidinal economy; war.

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