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Care and Concern: Arendt with Winnicott

Bonnie Honig

in Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276400
eISBN:
9780823277063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276400.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines “things” in Hannah Arendt's work in relation to D. W. Winnicott's object relations. Hoping to generate a lexicon for a political theory of public things, it analyzes Arendt's ... More


“Out Like a Lion”: Melancholia with Euripides and Winnicott

Bonnie Honig

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter treats von Trier’s Melancholia as a reception of Euripides’ Bacchae, a world-ending tragedy in which women leave their work to worship a hypnotic foreign god and are bewitched by strange ... More


Edward Lear’s Contribution to British Psychoanalysis

Adam Phiilips

in Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198708568
eISBN:
9780191779527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708568.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines how Learical play was central to the twentieth-century British tradition of psychoanalysis, in particular to the work of D. W. Winnicott. What the ‘absurd’ or the ‘surreal’ were ... More


Introduction: Thinging Out Loud

Bonnie Honig

in Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276400
eISBN:
9780823277063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276400.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book examines democratic theory in the context of object relations and asks whether democracy might be constitutively dependent on public things. Drawing on D. W. Winnicott's object-relations ... More


Democracy’s Necessary Conditions

Bonnie Honig

in Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276400
eISBN:
9780823277063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276400.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses the role of public things in democratic theory and in democratic life. It examines the power of public things to stimulate the object relations of democratic collectivity by ... More


The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life

Timothy C. Campbell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273256
eISBN:
9780823273300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Techne of Giving intervenes in two debates: the first, the relation between an affirmative biopolitics and biopower; and the second, how cinema, Italian cinema especially, can provides fresh ... More


Conclusion: Attention, Not Autopsy

Timothy C. Campbell

in The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273256
eISBN:
9780823273300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This brief chapter summarizes the book’s argument as essentially the following: in a number of films from Italy, a drama is played out between the camera’s power to make visible forms of life and ... More


Torture and Society

Reinhold Görling

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Claiming that torture is a phenomenon specific to societies rather than to human individuals or other forms of life, this chapter analyzes the psycho-social consequences of torture as a practice that ... More


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