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Revista Reflexiones

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SAVIO, Karina. About the psychoanalytic saying in Argentine journals of the 50s. Reflexiones [online]. 2017, vol.96, n.2, pp.67-81. ISSN 1659-2859.

Based on the studies of Discourse Analysis, this article aims to investigate the ways in which the discursive object psychoanalysis circulates in several Argentine magazines during the fifties. Magazines often generate and disseminate knowledge, ideas, values that impact on the social imaginary, so that their study allows an approach to the cultural universe of a society at a determined time. In this work, we examine two popular weeklies - El Hogar y Para ti - and two prestigious publications -Sur and Imago Mundi- to compile, systematize and analyze those textual areas in which explicit reference is made both to psychoanalysis and to its founder. Among the results achieved, we find, first, a certain correlation between the emergence of the term psychoanalysis and democratic periods. Second, we observe a close link between psychoanalysis, applied psychology and the peronism. As a result of the push that applied psychology has during the administration of Perón, we note that psychoanalysis is filtered in different articles. We also note the mention of the presence of psychoanalytic notions in everyday language and, finally, we find three modalities under which the object psychoanalysis is constructed: as a "cursed" knowledge, as a knowledge about the unconscious and as a "revolutionary" knowledge. These three modalities can be located in three moments of the decade. While the first one predominates in the first years, the second one appears after 1953 approximately and the third one strengthens during the last time.

Keywords : Discourse Analysis; Discursive object; Peronism; Psychoanalysis history; Discourse.

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