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Modena, E. (1991). A psychoanalytic glance into microelectronics. Free Associations, 2(1):34-45.

(1991). Free Associations, 2(1):34-45

A psychoanalytic glance into microelectronics

Emilio Modena

The desire to know what really goes on in the minds of working-class people is as old as the intellectual struggle for more democratic rights. In my own political experience in Switzerland, especially in the early 1970s — when we tried to build up new revolutionary parties — it was a great disillusionment to realize that the proletarians did not act as they should have done according to orthodox Marxist thinking. After the general breakdown of our leftist groups, it seemed important to ask ourselves what had been wrong in our attitude towards policy in that period. Since I was a student of psychoanalysis at the time it seemed to me quite natural to think about how psychoanalysis could contribute to such an investigation.

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