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differences (2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jeffrey S. Librett This essay examines the excessive structure and functioning of the drive, on the limit between language and the organic body, in Totem and Taboo . To shed new light on the relationship between language and the jouissance of the drive, as well as the primal horde myth, the author...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 141–176.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Alex Colston The social bond of the group or culture writ large, for both Freud and Lacan, is predicated on something that exceeds simple social convention, contract, or historical mode of production. This is evinced, for Freud, by his myth of the primal horde and his notion of how groups cohere...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 90–109.
Published: 01 December 2022
... interpretation of Freud’s iconic myth of the primal horde, one that was better suited to the spirit of socialist revolutionary fervor she observed in Latin America. 3 According to Freud’s myth, first elaborated in Totem and Taboo (1913) , prehistoric man lived in small communities ruled by a single...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 24–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... insurrection by children and followers, Freud felt compelled to theorize, that same year in Totem and Taboo, the succession between fathers and sons in terms of a “primal” myth wherein the violent narcissistic father of the primal horde...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 108–136.
Published: 01 November 1989
... of the triangle where the participants symbolize master, slave (man), and slave (woman). The second symbolic triangle evokes not the Oedipal crisis but the slaying of the primal father that Freud describes in Totem and Taboo. Anthony as slave master is like the primal father, head of the primal horde...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 117–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and Nancy insist, radically ungrounded: the first subject, as Freud thinks of the primal father of the horde, comes into being out of a nonsubject. Nevertheless, the birth of authority is still a birth, one produced by (the certainty...
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differences (1999) 11 (1): 150–178.
Published: 01 May 1999
... relationships between Freud’s followers replicate Freud’s own theories of the primal horde.11 Freud, the father, is always finally the hated, feared, and desired original source of psychoanalytic theory. Anyone who seems to come upon...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 51–71.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Freudian reflection lies the myth of the primal horde, according to which community was only made possible when an alliance of sons turned against the primal father and interrupted the circle of violence by killing him—the fraternal bond turned against an exceptional individual, which was also an excessive...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in “Freud’s Anthropology: A Reading of the ‘Cultural Books,’ ” he writes that “the [Moses] book is a new exposition of the primal horde theory this time explicitly set in the context of the history of Judeo-Christian civilization. Here for the first time the analogy between obsessional neurosis and Western...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 209–242.
Published: 01 April 1998
...) If there were an already existing "instinct" for the aversion to incest, Freud observes that there would be no reason to reinforce this natural barrier with human law. He tells us that this prohibition does not reflect nature: it institutes culture. The primal horde's crime against the father and its effects...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 48–62.
Published: 01 May 2010
... with the primal principle of cohesion, for his aim is both to separate family and state and to disable the foundational myth of family. It is of some consequence for 54 Answering to Authority and the Politics...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 42–70.
Published: 01 September 2012
... articulations of instinctive attachment in the very same acts through which they prohibit others. In Freud’s gloss on Darwin’s theory of the primal horde, the band of brothers murders the primal father out of fear and envy—only to atone...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 14–35.
Published: 01 April 1997
... the one who prohibits other men's access to women. This father of the primal horde is the only one that has direct access to sexual jouissance and for whom there is no prohibition of incest. The sexuality of other men is essentially linked to prohibition; they have undergone symbolic castration, after...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 174–198.
Published: 01 July 1994
... of Dissonance . Cambridge : Polity , 1991 . Braidotti Rosi . “ The Ethics of Sexual Difference: The Case of Foucault and Irigaray .” Australian Feminist Studies 3 ( 1986 ): 1 – 13 . Enriquez Eugène . De la horde à l'état: essai de psychanalyse du lien social . Paris : Gallimard...
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differences (2002) 13 (3): 24–63.
Published: 01 December 2002
... many have taken this to be one of Freud’s most crackpot ideas, the wild fantasy of an incompetent ethnologist! But to call it crackpot is to miss the point that if this father of the primal horde...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 146–173.
Published: 01 July 1994
... be recognized readily enough by hordes of straight teenagers watching Erasure's Andy Bell croon Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" in a sparkling sky-blue cowboy jump-suit with the buttocks cut out.4 Camp-performativity is a lure for the gaze and is ensured as such by a collective agreement from one segment...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 249–275.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of the powerful father led to the sound (the French word for sound transformation of the primal effect, for instance, is bruit—which horde to the band of brothers...