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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 (2012) 23 (2): 42–70.
Published: 01 September 2012
... or material influence. The split appears in Freud’s analogy of “savage” sociality and the European psyche in Totem and Taboo as a hesitation about whether law and custom are external to the “savage” psyche or constituent parts of it. Freud’s chief ethnological sources for Totem and Taboo —Lorimer Fison...
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differences (2004) 15 (1): 24–47.
Published: 01 May 2004
... through which human beings are assigned their places in soci- ety are increased and refi gured. I will call this production of a parallel universe “tabloid totemism,” building upon Claude Lévi-Strauss’s descrip- tion of how distinctions...
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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 (1994) 6 (2-3): 174–198.
Published: 01 July 1994
... Psychological Works of Sigmud Freud. Trans. and Ed. Strachey James . Vol. 21. London : Hogarth , 1961 . 57–145. 24 vols. 1953–74. Freud Sigmund . Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego . 1921 . The Standard Edition . Vol. 18 . 65 – 143 . Freud Sigmund . Totem and Taboo...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 141–176.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., the last word of Totem and Taboo is decisive: quoting an equally uncertain Faust, Freud declares, “[I]n the beginning was the Deed” (161). What “Deed”? The act in question is Freud’s infamous tall tale of the aboriginal murder of the Primal Father, a deed that “made an end of the patriarchal horde” (141...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 September 1999
.... The Geometric Spirit: The Abbéde Condillac and the French Enlightenment . New Haven: Yale UP, 1968 . Levey, Michael. Painting and Sculpture in France 1700–1789 . New Haven: Yale UP, 1993 . Lévi-Strauss, Claude. Totemism . Trans. Rodney Needham. Boston: Beacon P, 1963 . Mayer, Jean. Diderot: Homme...
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differences (2003) 14 (3): 112–135.
Published: 01 December 2003
... 24 Mar. 2003 : B11 . Harris, Larry. Totems of the Fall. Ms. 2001. 7 May 2003.< www.Larryharris.info >. Hirsch, Marianne. “ Points of Memory/Acts of Transfer:Gendered Readings .” Unpublished essay, 2003 . Hoffman, Jan. “For the Families, a Long Year's Journey into Grief, and Back Again...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 24–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... between the Sexes.” 1925 . Standard Edition . Vol. 19 . 241 -58. ____. Totem and Taboo . 1912-13 . Standard Edition. Vol. 13 . vii -162. Friedman, John. “ Gender and Envy in Freud's Discourse .” Burke 59 -74. Fuss, Diana. Identification Papers . New York: Routledge, 1995 . Gallop...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., she might describe the creek as a “dreaming” or “totem” for her family. She would expect Gillard to know that “dreaming” and “totem” are translatable concepts, loosely meaning that this creek is a spiritual site in Linda’s traditional country. If Gillard asked her, “Are you from the Tjipel clan...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 168–189.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... 21 . 2001 . 64 – 145 . ———. Totem and Taboo . 1913 . The Standard Edition . Vol. 13 . 2001 . 1 – 161 . The Ghost Whisperer . Creator Gray John . Touchstone Television Productions , 2007 . Horkheimer Max Adorno Theodor . Dialectic of Enlightenment . Trans...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
...” as to bear the necessity of repetition and nothing beyond what he had “put forward twenty-five years ago in Totem and Taboo ” ( Moses 104 , 53). As he himself points out, however, “every novelty must have its preliminaries and preconditions in something earlier” (21). What, then, is “novel” about...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
... be the ultimate expression of the death drive, which Cantin reminds us is a force of novelty and creation as well as destruction. The next two contributions take up the relationship between the drive and language. Jeffrey S. Librett argues through a novel semiotic reading of’s Totem and Taboo that the drive...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 283–293.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., and the more you try to depose him, the more you find yourself caught in his Oedipal stranglehold. This was, after all, Freud’s argument in Totem and Taboo . No doubt, in this life, there is no exit from the hell—or what Lauren Berlant has more recently rephrased, less dramatically, as the “inconvenience...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 209–242.
Published: 01 April 1998
... . Freud Sigmund . “ The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman .” 1920 . The Standard Edition. Vol. 18 . 145 – 72 . Freud Sigmund . Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality. 1905 . The Standard Edition. Vol. 7 . 123 – 245 . Freud Sigmund . Totem and Taboo...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 152–165.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2022
... social bond. This sororal inversion of Totem and Taboo gives Colston an opening into the history of the present, in which the hysteric occupies a unique position of protest vis-à-vis the governing discourses and knowledge-producing institutions of capitalist modernity: “No one says, ‘No God...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in Totem and Taboo (1913). Totem documents the historical-speculative accounts of colonial anthropologists regarding the behaviors and belief-systems of Indigenous tribes in Australia, Africa, and South America. From this vantage point, buttressed by colonial sciences, Freud argues that the mental life...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): 135–159.
Published: 01 July 1991
... . Totem and Taboo . 1913 [1912-13]. The Standard Edition . Vol. 13 . 1 - 162 . Grosz Elizabeth . Jacques Lacan: A Feminist Introduction . London : Routledge , 1990 . Hartsock Nancy C. M. Money, Sex and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism . Boston : Northeastern...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 117–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... totemic meal, in the act of incorporation. For what is consumed or incorporated in that meal? It is nothing less than the common substance of the kin: The substance of the mother or the mother-substance. The iden...