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Published: 31 July 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388081-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8808-1
...Chapter Five the white man’s psychic burden or all their polo playing, sweaty tennis matches, consumption of red Fmeat, and celebrated dedication to the strenuous life, senior American colonial administrators in the Philippines could still discern in themselves great vulnerability...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391388-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9138-8
...Communication versus Communion in Modern Psychic Systems Maturana, Luhmann, and Cognitive Neurology linda brigham Contemporary technological society depends on securing consensus about time. Social complexity demands the ordering of a huge array of actions carried out over a distance...
Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
... This chapter argues the Chicana/o geography of Aztlán is produced at the crossing of the U.S. and Mexican geographies in the Southwest and as an effect of the profound psychic loss suffered by a melancholic Mexican American population forced to renounce indigenous ancestry. The chapter examines...
Published: 29 April 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9221-7
... II. The Return of the Repressed Chapter Four Dispersed Nodes of Articulation In the three decades following Partition, explicit representa- tions of the trauma materialized in cinema every once in a while to rend the...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377719-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7771-9
...VI THE EDUCATION OF DESIRE AND THE REPRESSIVE HYPOTHESIS One should not think that desire is repressed. for the simple reason that the law is what constitutes desire and the lack on which it is predicated. Where there is desire. the power relation is already...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397441-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9744-1
... From Repressive Tolerance to Erotic Liberation Modchen in Uniform B. Ruby Rich What in God's name does one call this sensibility if it be not love...
Published: 03 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390190-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9019-0
... homosexuality. Indeed, men accused of homosexuality who consciously denied such desires were more likely to be retained in the services. As such, the system tended to self-select for either consciously lying or repressed homosexuals— individuals in greater or lesser states of psychic conflict—while...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... 11. From Repressive Tolerance to Erotic Libera- tion: Maedchen...
Published: 11 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385882-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8588-2
...philip s. gorski The Return of the Repressed: Religion and the Political Unconscious of Historical Sociology Comparative-historical sociology has enjoyed a remarkable e∆orescence over the last quarter century, so much so, in fact, that one (participant-) observer has spoken of this...
Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
... barbarous, Indians now beckons U.S. law to come forth and discipline the errant natives along the border. This "barbarous Indian" gets reiterated in the post-9/11 Muslim terrorist as well, through the psychic repression of colonial trauma in the multicolonized space of the Southwest. ...
Published: 25 April 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386889-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8688-9
... logical frameworks of the natural and social sciences are in key respects the same. A central purpose of this essay is to explore the theory of psychical imagination, especially of fantasy, uncovered (and required) by Freud. A related purpose is to examine some of the mechanisms by which...
Published: 16 February 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386643-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8664-3
... whether a political philosophy that takes the idea of psychic repression as a starting point has anything new or different to teach us. I would respond by saying that it is not at all clear that the social and cultural implications of such a problematic form of subjectivity have been...
Published: 09 April 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392828-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9282-8
... psychic isolation. In Mina’s case, she mourns the loss of her mother and motherland—a repressed past prior to her ‘‘official’’ arrival and history in the United States—as a profoundly unconscious and intrasubjective affair. Moreover, we witness in Mina how these significant losses trigger a series...
Published: 09 April 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392828-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9282-8
... bluntly admits: ‘‘There wasn’t room in my mind for two mothers I begin the chapter with this statement of a psychic predicament: the dearth of space in Borshay Liem’s psyche for two mothers. I start here because I am struck by the complicated ways by which female subjectiv- ity and maternal blame...
Published: 28 April 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393320-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9332-0
...- amine the problems emerging from psychoanalytic theory’s belated work in theorizing the sociopolitical dimensions of psychic pain and in taking into account the social underpinnings of the psyche, before moving to a case study of Moknèche’s mediation in Viva Laldjérie of the social life of affects...
Published: 26 May 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386384-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8638-4
... produced physiological con- sequences for which the most direct remedy was a physiological interven- tion. But how does psychic trauma become translated into a functionally autonomous, biologically encoded personality trait? How can a mother’s death become a change in serotonergic pathways (107...
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By Karen Beckman
Published: 11 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384373-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8437-3
... imaginal or ‘‘psychic’’ body. But what exactlydoes it mean to ‘‘hold onto’’ the material body? And how can we even distin- guish between real and imaginal bodies within the context of magi- cal disappearance, where magic might be described as the practice of collapsing the boundary between real and the...
Published: 01 April 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8458-8
... particu- lar has called into question: the personal and the political; the individual and the collective; the private and the public; the event and the everyday; the inside and the outside; the psychical and the social; the ethical and the political. The emphasis on particularized ethics has made us...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382768-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8276-8
... technique has undergone since its first beginnings" (14:147). He relates the complications encountered by the psychoanalytic move• ment in its attempts to discover and control the causes of psychic illness brought about by repressed memories in order to cure neuroses and allow people to get on with...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397922-048
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9792-2
... with our repentant, high-minded aims. As happens in all repressive eras, sex, unwilling to be contained, is now liable to rear its head anywhere, at any time, however unpredictably, however unwelcome. Sex has certainly lost none ofits power to command our attention and, whether we admit it...