This crowdfunding page is to raise money to get the manifesto 'Psychoanalysis and Revolution: Critical Psychology for Liberation Movements' by Ian Parker and David Pavón-Cuéllar (2021) translated into Gaeilge. This manifesto is already published in many languages, and many more in development: See this website to find out more: https://psychoanalysisrevolution.com/
If you donate 100€ or over you will receive a printed English/Gaeilge copy with artwork image by Irish Artist Jim Fitzpatrick
The manifesto proposes the radical potential of psychoanalysis (an tsíocanailís) as a ‘valuable tool’ to respond to the brutal capitalist system that is hetro-patriarchial in nature and reproduces sexism, racism, toxic masculinity to propel oppression throughout the world. Parker and Pavón-Cuéllar see another world is possible and highlight very clearly the liberating aspects of psychoanalysis.
Our task is to raise enough money to translate the powerful content of this book into Gaeilge, a language that suffered a great demise because of the Industrial revolution and the anglicisation of sustained colonial pressure that caused the Great famine (An Gorta mór). The Irish lost a lot more than their own language and culture. There is still no Irish Language Act for the six counties up the North.
To understand the world through Gaeilge again we can offer an alternative way of not only seeing the world but our relationship with each other and our environment. As Parker and Pavón-Cuéllar remind us ‘we are part of the ecologically interconnected nature of this world and connected to each other, responsible for each other’ (p. 92). This, as they claim, is at the heart of psychoanalysis.