• Dark Times: Politics, History and Mourning, with Jonathan Sklar

  • Tue, 21-05-2019 at 19:00
  • Five Leaves Bookshop
    14A Long Row
    NG1 2DH Nottingham
Dark Times: Politics, History and Mourning, with Jonathan Sklar - Five Leaves Bookshop - Nottingham

Today sees the rise of nationalism, the return of totalitarian parties in Europe to electoral success, and the rise of the alt-right and white supremacists in the US. Thus, there is urgency for psychoanalysts, with their understanding of cruelty, sadomasochism, perversion, and other mental mechanisms, to speak out.Dark Times starts with a look at European history in terms of monuments and mourning, before moving into storytelling and the elision of thought and history at this current time, including the brutalities inflicted by ISIS on the Yazidi, and concludes with a meditation on the relationship between cruelty in the early environment and hatred of the other within society, with particular focus on racism in the US.Tickets: £5, including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk