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Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

Stefania Pandolfo

Abstract

Through a dual engagement with the unconscious in psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, Stefania Pandolfo’s unsettling and innovative book reflects on the maladies of the soul at a time of tremendous global upheaval. Drawing on in-depth historical research and testimonies of contemporary patients and therapists in Morocco, Knot of the Soul offers both an ethnographic journey through madness and contemporary formations of despair and a philosophical and theological exploration of the vicissitudes of the soul. Knot of the Soul moves from the experience of psychosis in psychia ... More

Keywords: unconscious psychoanalysis Islam the soul Morocco despair madness spiritual transformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226464923
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefania Pandolfo, author
University of California, Berkeley