Radical Psychoanalysis


Radical Psychoanalysis
and anti-capitalist action

by Ian Parker

ISBN: 978-0-902869-29-5 (print)
ISBN: 978-0-902869-28-8 (e-book)

RRP: £5, €6, $7 (print)
Publication date: March 2022

82 pages; 178x102mm

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This crisis-ridden world is having disastrous effects on the climate, on our bodies and on our internal worlds, on how we feel and try to respond, on how we panic and on how we act collectively. Psychoanalysis can be part of this collective political response. Ian Parker shows how personal struggle can be linked to political struggle so we confront misery in this world and find alternatives in anti-capitalist resistance.


  • Why do we suffer?
  • What are we?
  • Where is psychoanalysis now?
  • What use is it?
  • What can we make of it?
  • Further reading

Ian Parker is a practicing psychoanalyst in Manchester and a revolutionary Marxist. He also writes, and his books include Socialisms: Revolutions Betrayed, Mislaid and Unmade (2020: Resistance Books) and, with the Mexican revolutionary David Pavón-Cuéllar, Psychoanalysis and Revolution: Critical Psychology for Liberation Movements (2021: 1968 Press).