Activism in mental health and policies of discomfort – Conversation with Emiliano Exposto


From Mad in Mexico: So, I am interested in the idea of expanded extractivism, because it allows us to think about the extractive operation: the dispossession and its violence. The concern is to analyze, for example, the emotional impact of financial extractivism: from the global mechanisms of public debt or private debts, bodies and nations are dispossessed of a certain wealth, a certain availability of time and space. Time is expropriated, futures, cities, jobs, etc. are dispossessed. What are the affections, the concrete emotional impact of these dispossessions? That’s my question.

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