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Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism

Gerald Moore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642021
eISBN:
9780748671861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642021.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Politics of the Gift stages a series of dialogues between major 20th-century figures to show how the concept of the gift serves as a driving thematic and problematic of recent French thought. Through ... More


Hunting the Rhinoceros: Pāṇḍav Līlā as a Man's Sport

William S. Sax

in Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

One of the most important dances in the pandav lila culminates with the killing of Arjuna by his son, Nagarjuna. Such parricides are extremely rare in Hindu myth and literature. In this chapter, the ... More


The Obama-Joker: Assembling a Populist Monster

Emmanuelle Wessels and Mark Martinez

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Moving from the realm of cinema and sequential art to that of politics, Emmanuelle Wessels and Mark Martinez consider the Joker’s expediency as a symbol in the Tea Party’s protest efforts against ... More


Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Anne C. Dailey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300188837
eISBN:
9780300190083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188837.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book establishes the vital relevance of contemporary psychoanalysis to law. Our legal system is predicated on the idea that people act rationally and of their own free will. Yet the facts of ... More


"Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film"

Christian Metz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173674
eISBN:
9780231540643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173674.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Christian Metz is best known for applying Saussurean theories of semiology to film analysis. In the 1970s, he used Sigmund Freud's psychology and Jacques Lacan's mirror theory to explain the ... More


Looking Evil in the Eye/I: The Interminable Work of Forgiveness

Orna Ophir

in Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Picking up on the work of Melanie Klein and her followers, Ophir urges us to understand both love and forgiveness as life-long processes that can break the vicious cycle of violence and ... More


Beyond Right and Wrong: An Exploration of Justice and Forgiveness

Albert Mason

in Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Mason develops a comprehensive psychoanalytical notion of forgiveness that sees it not only as fundamental to the relationship of the analyst to the patient but of the relationships all of us ... More


New Humanism and the Need to Believe: Dialogue with Julia Kristeva

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this dialogue, well known psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva shows the anatheistic tension of our times: young people require ideals of what it means to be human; yet this need to believe is also tested ... More


Between Desire and Pleasure: A Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality

Frida Beckman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748645923
eISBN:
9780748689170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Mapping both historical and contemporary configurations of the sexual body along with its functions and sensations, this book identifies disabling conceptions and constructions of pleasure while also ... More


The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence

Claudia Leeb

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474413244
eISBN:
9781474445177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413244.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Through a critical appropriation of Hannah Arendt, and a more sympathetic engagement with Theodor W. Adorno and psychoanalysis, this book develops a new theoretical approach to understanding ... More


From Narrated Subjects to Programmable Objects

Seb Franklin

in Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029537
eISBN:
9780262331135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029537.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the relationship between two socio-cultural formations: the narrative forms that have emerged in conjunction with the control episteme, and the attribution of notions of ... More


The Rebellious No: Variations on a Secular Theology of Language

Noëlle Vahanian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256952
eISBN:
9780823261444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256952.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Beginning where the great masters of suspicion ended, this book aims for a renewal of theological thinking not by way of an argument against the death of God or on behalf of the postmodern turn of ... More


Resistance and Psychoanalysis: Impossible Divisions

Simon Morgan Wortham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474429603
eISBN:
9781474438575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429603.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

As calls mount for resistance to recent political events, Simon Morgan Wortham explores the political implications and complexities of a psychoanalytic conception of resistance. Through close ... More


A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Michael G. Levine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In his famous theses on the philosophy of history Benjamin writes: “We have been endowed with a weak messianic power to which the past has a claim.” This claim addresses us not just from the past but ... More


Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Jeremy Biles and Kent Brintnall (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Despite Georges Bataille’s acknowledged influence on major poststructuralist thinkers—including Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Barthes—and his prominence in literary, cultural, ... More


The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Aaron Schuster

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire? Or is desire itself fundamentally a matter of lack, absence, and loss? This is ... More


Antonia White and Manic-Depressive Illness

Patricia Moran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474418218
eISBN:
9781474444996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418218.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Misdiagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia instead of what was bipolar or manic-depressive illness, Antonia White turned repeatedly to psychoanalysis and Catholicism to resolve the emotional ... More


Representing Shell Shock: A Return to Ford and Rebecca West

Charlotte Jones

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Ford’s Parade’s End in comparison to Rebecca’s West’s earlier novella, The Return of the Soldier, exploring the different ways in which their respective protagonists ‘work ... More


‘I hate soldiering’: Ford, May Sinclair, and War Heroism

Leslie de Bont

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the complex representations of war heroism in Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End and in May Sinclair’s four war novels: Tasker Jevons: The Real Story (1916), The Tree of Heaven ... More


Volpone's Bastards: Theorising Jonson's City Comedy

Isaac Hui

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423472
eISBN:
9781474444958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423472.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Through studying Volpone’s three bastard children – the dwarf, the androgyne and the eunuch – from the theoretical arguments of Freud, Lacan, Derrida and Foucault, this book discusses how Jonson’s ... More


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