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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 103–126.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Zahid R. Chaudhary Abstract This article takes up the recent insurrection in Washington, DC, and the paranoid politics of QAnon. It analyzes the gamification of paranoia across QAnon and related paranoid publics. Taking seriously Sigmund Freud’s insight that delusional formations are attempts...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (2): 244–258.
Published: 01 October 2011
... relationships through Schreber's paranoia.8 Thanks toFreud, Schreber goes on to become"the most famous madman in the history of psychiatry;' his Memoirs "a scripture leading to a multifarious exegetical literature that is still growing:'9 245 En Route to Freud and Schreber 2011. I am at a conference marking...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 95–106.
Published: 01 April 2012
... revealing and concealing the nature ofbeing, as something crucial to philosophical contemplation, Sedgwick sees it as something that has become ossifiedin its domination ofcritical thinking. Not only has it run its course, she argues, but it has devolved into a generalized paranoia. After all, she notes...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 April 2022
... and the importance of history for thinking psychoanalytically, whether it is the contrasting ways in which historians have represented the Holocaust and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or the puzzling emergence of QAnon and new forms of paranoia as a political movement. The concern generated about...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 117–139.
Published: 01 October 2018
... limits. This racial paranoia registers in both dis­ cursive and material ways. It shows up, discursively, in descriptions of the rebels' secretive plans. Contextualizing the 1612 conspiracy, for example, the anonymous report describes a plot from the previous year to take over the city on Holy Thursday...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2014
... they actually perceive the Communards as foreigners, or are they rhetoricallysituating the evil outside the national boundaries by transform­ ing the Communards into the familiar trope ofthe "outside agitator"? Any attempt to answer this question is complicated by the intricacies ofconser­ vative paranoia...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 155–183.
Published: 01 October 2016
... a faith in their peculiar religion. He would have to accept their obsession with sin and their spiritual paranoia. He became "very anxious about my salvation" and worried that he was sinning without intending to. He vowed each morning, as instructed, "to do mywork for the day joyfully, to deal in love...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 241–269.
Published: 01 October 2022
... heteronomies require the repeated suppression, or suspension, of such “affective” and “gestural” comportments. That this is the case may account, in no small part, for what Asad, in a recent book, has characterized as “the paranoia” of modern secular society ( Secular Translations 99 ). The aim...