Mexican psychoanalysis in the 20th century

Authored by: Rubén Gallo

The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415626927
eBook ISBN: 9781315650821
Adobe ISBN: 9781317308201


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The canonical history of Mexican psychoanalysis – as written in a few articles and a little book – posits that Mexican intellectuals, unlike their Argentinean or Brazilian counterparts, expressed little interest in Freud in the early years of the 20th century. Psychoanalysis did not enter the mainstream until the 1950s, when Santiago Ramírez and Ramón Parres founded the APM (Mexican Psychoanalytic Association), the first Mexican organization to gain the recognition of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). 1

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