In this paper, we address the appearance of the psychoanalyst as a character, in Chilean novels of the 1930s and 1940s, written by Juan Marín Rojas and Samuel Gajardo Contreras. The analysis aims, first, to take account of the particularities of the portraits of these characters, highlighting the ways in which psychoanalysis was interpreted and understood in Chile at the time. Moreover, we seek to investigate further consequences of this particular analysis, in the unveiling of a broader process, which concerns not only the historiography of psychoanalysis itself, but also the process that we call "psychologization" of society, where knowledge of the psychic or "psy knowledge", is included in various cultural fields, carried out not only by experts but also by laymen and women, serving as tools used by Chileans to understand themselves, others and society.
|Translated title of the contribution||The psychoanalyst as a character in the Novels B y Juan Marín and Samuel Gajardo, Chile 1930 - 1940|
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Revista de Humanidades|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)