Dr Gustavo Restivo
Desire Beyond the Binary
This paper proposes the thesis that we live in a society, often named as developed word, in which the unconscious desire, as defined in psychoanalysis, as impossible and always insisting neurotic desire, is in decline, while jouissance, other that phallic jouissance, is on the upswing. This decline in the neurotic desire, results in a loss rather than a gain of freedom for the subject, exposing the subject to the superego command of capitalism, to enjoy.
Dr Gustavo Restivo is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst with a Lacanian orientation. Dr Restivo is a Member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field, current New Zealand Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Chairperson, and founding member and current director of the Centre for Lacanian Analysis. Dr Restivo trained in Clinical Psychology and in Psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires, Argentina and completed a PhD in the field of psychoanalysis at Auckland University of Technology in 2013. Dr Restivo is author of numerous articles on psychoanalytic theory and practice.