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[Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: not to be missed: Al Maysles in Russia 1955



Wow! It was totally different than what I anticipated. There are all sorts
of things to say about the film. The year is 1955, two years after Stalin's
death. It is not, relatively speaking, politically
ideological. The "physiological=Pavlov=Brain" opposition to American
"social relations/Freudian" emphasis obscures the political meaning of
mental illness and the use of that category-theory by the state for
purposes of social control.

Interesting in the history of documentary film? Interesting for the
categories of illness in curreny?

Apologies if its just a diversion.
mike

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 9:43 AM, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Can someone please comment on this film? A little background?
>
> Thanks --
>
> H
>
> Helena Worthen
> helenaworthen@gmail.com
>
> On Mar 10, 2015, at 9:20 AM, mike cole wrote:
>
> > Having just watched Fred Weizman's documentary about asylums I am not
> sure
> > I look forward to seeing this, but...
> >
> > mike
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: DeeDee Halleck <deedeehalleck@gmail.com>
> > Date: Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 8:47 AM
> > Subject: not to be missed: Al Maysles in Russia 1955
> > To: Mike Cole <lchcmike@gmail.com>
> >
> >
> > http://youtu.be/MiZezAjaVI4
> >
> > --
> > http://www.deepdishwavesofchange.org
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> object
> > that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>
>


-- 
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.