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Dr Eric Smadja is a psychiatrist, a psychoanalyst, and a couples therapist. He is a member of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris and a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He works in Paris.

He is also an anthropologist, an associate member of the American Anthropological Association and a member of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.

In 2007, he was awarded the IPA’s Prize for “Exceptional Contribution made to Psychoanalytical Research”.

His works are pluri and interdisciplinary in nature. International lecturer, he is the author of the following books:

  • Laughter (Le Rire) “Que sais-je” series, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, April 1993 (1st ed.), September 2011 (4th ed.); 1st English edition, September 2013 (College Publications, London); and other publications overseas (Spanish, Japanese, Turkish, Chinese, Korean and Ukrainian.

  • The Oedipus Complex, Focus of the Debate between Psychoanalysis and Anthropology (Le complexe d’Œdipe, cristallisateur du débat psychanalyse/anthropologie), Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2009. 1st English edition by Routledge, October 2017.

  • The Couple: A Pluridisciplinary Story (Le Couple et son Histoire) Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, March 2011 (1st edition) ; 1st English edition in 2016 (Routledge) ; other publications (Spanish, Korean,  Russian, Romanian and Chinese).

  • Couples in Psychoanalysis (Ed.) (Couples en psychanalyse) (Dir.), Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, May 2013 ; other publications in Spanish, Italian and Russian in 2018.

  •  Freud and Culture (Freud et la Culture), Paris : Presses Universitaires de France,  September 2013 ; 1st English Edition by Karnac Books and The International Psychoanalytical Association (2015).

  • On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss, (1st English edition by Routledge, 2018).

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