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Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
... minorities. The defense, lead by Oscar Zeta Acosta, summoned Mexican Americans into being as Chicana/os. The chapter analyzes Acosta's The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo to show how Chicano identity was predicated on the melancholic incorporation of the banished indio bárbaro of the borderlands. By...
Published: 26 February 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389255-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8925-5
..., INCORPORATION, AND VOICE Listeners and speakers This chapter mines the historical terrain of film representations of deafness in postwar British and North American film melodramas. I offer textual readings of films that posit the belated achievement of speech as the social birth of the Deaf...
Published: 26 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389668-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8966-8
... The Melancholic Economy of Reconciliation TALKING WITH THE DEAD, MOURNING FOR THE LIVING Memory has been a terrain of political struggle in defeating the dictatorship and in confronting its legacies...
Published: 16 March 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392781-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9278-1
... and mourning and considers the incorporation of loss as part of the ordinary process of the forming of the ego ([1923] 1960: 23–24; see also Butler 1997). Yet the distinction between good and bad ways of dealing with the lost object survives at the level of cultural diagnosis. The melancholic...
Published: 10 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384748-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
... epistemophilic urge originates also in a search for oral satisfaction, for the remnants of some melancholic incorporation, which is ultimately and most poignantly a de- mand of love. Sándor Ferenczi: The Vicissitudes of Introjection Sándor Ferenczi was an original theorist and a staunch supporter of his...
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By Carla Freccero
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387169-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8716-9
.... Indeed, cannibalism is in some sense haunting’s double, its evil twin. A literalization of melancholic incorporation through the ingestion of the other, can- nibalism is the flip side of the excorporation that a ghost might be said to be.63 But cannibalism participates in the fundamental ‘‘im...
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387169-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8716-9
.... Indeed, cannibalism is in some sense haunting’s double, its evil twin. A literalization of melancholic incorporation through the ingestion of the other, can- nibalism is the flip side of the excorporation that a ghost might be said to be.63 But cannibalism participates in the fundamental ‘‘im...
Published: 10 April 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
... epistemophilic urge originates also in a search for oral satisfaction, for the remnants of some melancholic incorporation, which is ultimately and most poignantly a de- mand of love. Sándor Ferenczi: The Vicissitudes of Introjection Sándor Ferenczi was an original theorist and a staunch supporter of his...
Published: 10 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384748-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
... writer.∞ If the penis remains inside, melancholically incorporated, projec- Melancholia Reborn 307 tion is the only possible alternative to psychic illness or death (suicide). But, as we know, projection is forever blocked in the psychic economy of...
Published: 10 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384748-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
... world but, by the process of incorporation, within the ego.∞ Klein states that little children pass through anxiety situations whose contents are comparable to those of psychoses in adults. One of the earliest modes of defense against the dread of persecutors—external or internal—is that of...
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By Joseph Litvak
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398233-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9823-3
... general model for (espe• cially male) heterosexuality. Neither letting go of the loved object nor ac• knowledging the love itself, melancholic incorporation indeed accounts well for much of the apparent boredom, world-weariness, and even de• pressiveness that mark a certain male-heterosexual style of...
Published: 10 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384748-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
... ([1923] 1953), Freud makes room for the notion that melancholic identification may be a prerequisite for letting the object go, and giving up the object becomes possible on condition of a melancholic incorporation. This incorporation is also a way to disavow that loss. Butler claims that...
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By Esther Sánchez-Pardo
Published: 10 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384748-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
..., 438 nn.28, 29 and Freud, 23–27; incorporation phan- Althusser, Louis, 122, 371, 390, 395 n.5 tasy of, 26; influence of, on Klein, 29, 31– Anatomy of Melancholy (Burton), 324 32, 55; on instinct in introjection, 33; on Anderson, Margaret, 208 manic-depressive disorders, 28; on mel...
Published: 10 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384748-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
... 2 Kleinian Metapsychology Kleinian Metapsychology: The Psychoanalysis of Children Melanie Klein’s The psycho-analysis of children ([1932] 1975e) opens with a melancholic dedication pervaded with psychoanalytic undertones...
Published: 10 April 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
... rescue them. —Walter Benjamin The classic theorization of melancholia portrays the melancholic as an essentially inhibited and passive individual who broods in isolation for something that is irretrievably lost. For Freud, melancholia always indi- cates a pathological...
Published: 10 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384748-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
... impulse, totally dismantles any attach- ment to taxonomies of genre painting. My reading of To the lighthouse will focus on the melancholic nature of the fetish through a Kleinian lens. My readings of Magritte’s art will go hand in hand with readings of diverse fictional and analytical materials...
Published: 10 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384748-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
... rescue them. —Walter Benjamin The classic theorization of melancholia portrays the melancholic as an essentially inhibited and passive individual who broods in isolation for something that is irretrievably lost. For Freud, melancholia always indi- cates a pathological...
Published: 10 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384748-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8474-8
..., explores most deeply the role of the Oedipus conflict as what I call melancholic apparatus.∑ In ‘‘The Oedipus complex in the light of early anxieties’’ ([1945] 1975), Klein moves from her former postulates, which located the release of the first oedipal impulses in the oral frustration of...
Published: 08 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393184-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9318-4
... out. Or o√. Here, his surfeit of responses to the dead part-object in the tomb suggest what Carla Freccero refers to as ‘‘an alternate path to the Western melancholic’s incorporation of the lost other and its permanent, if uneasy, entombment 108 chapter three within the crypt of history...
Published: 21 March 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389705-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8970-5
... incorporated loss into itself (1917, 245–46). As Freud describes it, the melancholic, in a sense, stages loss itself as the focus of its affection, making absence its object of longing. The melancholic ego turns on itself, and, as Freud noted, this condition can in some cases lead to suicide. Joy Division...