Nation on the Couch

Inside South Africa's Mind

Wahbie Long

ISBN:

9781990973307

Epub ISBN:

9781990973314

Publisher:

Melinda Ferguson Books

Date Released:

April 2021

Price (incl. VAT):

R 335.00

Format:

Soft cover, 200pp


About this book:

Provocative, insightful and brilliantly written by Professor Wahbie Long, Nation on the Couch explores life in our beloved country through the lens of psychoanalysis. By focusing on the idea of a ‘political unconscious’, it argues that there is much to be learnt from excavating the inner life of South Africans, which can illuminate the external problems that beset us from all sides. It will challenge readers to rethink the way we see ourselves, why we do what we do and why we are who we are. 

 

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