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differences (2022) 33 (1): 92–118.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... If Daphnis’s psychosomatic identification with feminine sexuality is understood as a symptom of male sexual development in pederastic culture, then the Freudian female Oedipus complex can be reimagined as descriptive of the boy’s progression out of sexual objectification and into the role of active sexual...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 24–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... is not the classic Oedipus complex, but a kind of “war in the nursery” where special hatred is reserved for the youngest child since “it attracts to itself the share of affections which the blinded [sic] parents are always ready to give...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 68–94.
Published: 01 April 1997
... of the acting person. The psychosexual structures that underpin psychoanalytic theories have a very specific aesthetic: one that appeals to some and not to others. We-those of us who dabble in psychoanalysis and many who do not- are now so used to the concept and the structure of the Oedipus complex that it has...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 108–136.
Published: 01 November 1989
..., Douglass's matrix of desire is conceived of very differently from Freud's. The triangles of desire that allow Douglass to figure both a call and a response suggest the Oedipus complex, as I discuss in the second section, but reject it for another course. Finally, like the Oedipus complex, Douglass's...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 141–176.
Published: 01 December 2022
... for immanent critique of patriarchy than any vulgar dismissal. She neatly summarized the pro-psychoanalysis position by way of Freud’s Primal Father myth and its twin, the Oedipus complex: [After the Primal crime], the father thus becomes far more powerful in death than in life; it is in death that he...
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differences (2002) 13 (3): 64–82.
Published: 01 December 2002
... as symbolically structured in gendered terms (emerging through the Oedipus complex), notably undermining any naturalistic notion of sexual difference. Ellie Ragland- Sullivan notes that “the importance of the Imaginary for feminism lies...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 274–295.
Published: 01 July 1994
... desire, women have abandoned the preeminent cultural discourse of desire. There is a cluster of psychoanalytic terms that have proven to be a thorn in the side of all feminists, dating from the inception ofpsychoanalysis itself: the Oedipus complex, the castration complex, penis-envy, the status...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 55–87.
Published: 01 November 1989
... "repudiation of nurturance," or a far-flung system of ideological and state apparatuses which suit "male interests." Another side of masculinity appears in the softer man who shuns obvious mastery, manifests an "inverted" Oedipus complex, submits to wo~en, and so much identifies with their interests that he...
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differences (1996) 8 (1): 132–151.
Published: 01 April 1996
... "abnormality" is not caused by the family but by the state. And he concludes: "Like it or not, the Oedipus complex is far from coming into being among blacks An inability on which we highly congratulate ourselves " (125-26). This inversion of the relationship between family and state here is symptomatic...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 62–78.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that sexual difference was rarely formulated in its narrowest rendition. Indeed, even for Freud himself, writing first in “On the Universal Tendency to Debasement in the Sphere of Love” (1912) and later in “The Dissolution of the Oedipus Complex” (1924), the phrase “anatomy is destiny” is first the Napoleonic...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 84–115.
Published: 01 April 1992
...: the phallus is located here in a position that is entirely out oj place in terms oj its position in the Oedipus complex. (50) Lacan thus maintains that the crisis within Hamlet has to do not so much with the conflation of penis and phallus, as with the misplacement of the second of those terms within...
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differences (2023) 34 (3): 21–48.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., or even worse, its ethics. In the twenty-first century, no one is shocked to hear about the unconscious, childhood sexuality, the Oedipus complex, the decline of the paternal imago, or the death drive. This is surely the century in which all knowledge will be admitted, for the simple reason...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 49–67.
Published: 01 April 1997
... of that loss led to the "most important event" of his intellectual life, his construction of the Oedipus complex and of the founding concepts of psychoanalysis, which situated the death ofthe father as the pivotal desire of the male subject.5 Is the death of a father an analogous event in a woman's life...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 117–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... or theory into an institution; and strangely, also his sister to the extent that she was, after all, the daughter of the inventor of the Oedipus complex. Not insignificantly, Freud liked to refer to his favorite daughter as “his Anna...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 79–88.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., including not only that of Butler but that of Bersani too, Freud’s narrativization of gender and sexuality as achievements—ideals installed in the body as a result of the psychic dynamics of the Oedipus complex—rather than inborn traits enables a critique of the cultural practices through which boys...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 116–146.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., 1998 . ____. “The Missing Link: Parental Sexuality in the Oedipus Complex.” The Contemporary Kleinians of London . Ed. Roy Shafer. Madison: International, 1997 . 242 -58. Bromberg, Phillip. “Psychoanalysis, Dissociation, and Personality Organization.” Standing in the Spaces: Essays...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 75–97.
Published: 01 April 1998
... Antigone and Oedipus, between a suffocating space in which Antigone is walled up and the Oedipal desire to know. I will speak from the gap that is the lapse of words, or-to string together in a series the various words Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe employs to designate such a lapse-within the "spasm...
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differences (1993) 5 (2): 140–149.
Published: 01 July 1993
... the language of "fairness," and above all, one that affirms rather than decries the complex character of thinking required to apprehend the complexity of our times. What follows is the review the Nation didn't publish and forgot to reject. W. B. d fferences 143 Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 93–135.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of Eurocentric enunciations of what it means to be “Human,” see Mignolo 105–8 . 14 Interestingly, such an observation is not necessarily “unpsychoanalytic.” In his 1950s lectures, Lacan also makes clear that the symbolic order is not monolithic and that the Oedipus complex is “just rather a thin joke...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 53–84.
Published: 01 December 2021
... derides were treating children: “There is no raid shelter from the verbal bombs that rain on contemporary parents. At every turn they run up against weird words and phrases which are apt to confuse and scare them to no end: Oedipus complex, inferiority complex, maternal rejection, sibling rivalry...