This Touch is Political, Psychoanalytic Listening and Situated Knowledge

By Beatriz Santos, Kirsten Ellerby

This article presents a discussion on the relevance of the notion of situated knowledge for psychoanalytic treatment. We reflect on the challenges of working with patients who are looking for a ‟safe” practitioner and therefore on the importance of the political dimension in a certain type of treatment. A clinical case is examined as a point of reference to the theoretical discussion.


  • psychoanalysis
  • gender
  • situated knowledge
  • transidentity
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