Universidade da Integração Internacional da Lusofonia Afro-Brasileira, Bahia, Brasil
Does a psychoanalysis without Oedipus exist?
Psychoanalysis is facing nowadays a moment of crisis. This paper pretends to ask if a solution wouldn’t reside in the confrontation of psychoanalysis with gender studies. This would allow psychoanalytical discourse to free from ontological and universal principles, such as Oedipus complex. Our hypothesis is that psychoanalysis has to assume its political reverse, the historicity of its practice and of its discourse. Can we imagine a form of psychoanalysis without Oedipus, thus based in the figure of Antigone? This version of psychoanalysis allows imagining a multiplicity of socio-affective forms lives questioning the reference to a predefined gender norm.Keywords
Gender, Oedipus, Symbolic order, Psychoanalysis