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The Cronus Complex: Psychoanalytic Myths of the Future for Boys and Girls

RACHEL BOWLBY

in Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566228
eISBN:
9780191710407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566228.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter uses the myth of Cronus — Zeus's father — to think about the genealogies through which Freud imagines possible futures for male and female subjects. Lying behind the phrase ‘castration ... More


Institutional Psychoanalysis and the Paradoxes of Archivization

Andrea Hurst

in Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228744
eISBN:
9780823235179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228744.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses Jacques Derrida's third thesis on Sigmund Freud, which concerns the double bind of return and destruction that dis-organizes all of the notions that ... 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 unconscious as a figura futurorum

Vered Lev Kenaan

in The Ancient Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and the Ancient Text

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198827795
eISBN:
9780191866517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827795.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The triangulation of classics, psychoanalysis, and comparative literature is the proper context for discussing the exegetical significance of what Erich Auerbach, the father of comparative ... More


Beyond Oedipus: Feminist Thought, Psychoanalysis, and Mythical Figurations of the Feminine

Griselda Pollock

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

If Virginia Woolf is icon of and legend for later 20th-century feminist theory, Jane Harrison transformed a phallic lack into a feminist legacy. While many intellectual women engaged with ... More


The Chinese Oedipus

Meir Shahar

in Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 3: The Chinese Oedipus offers the most systematic account (in any language) of the Oedipus complex in Chinese culture. Drawing upon a vast array of examples from Chinese literature, no less ... More


In and Out

Jeffrey Burton Russell

in Paradise Mislaid: How We Lost Heaven and How We Can Regain It

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195334586
eISBN:
9780199851423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334586.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Few of the dominant intellectual trends of the twentieth century had any place for heaven. Darwinists, Marxists, Freudians, and almost all leading thinkers dismissed it from their various points of ... More


Inventions of the Symbolic: Lacan’s Reading of Freud

Tracy McNulty

in Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161190
eISBN:
9780231537605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161190.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines two claims: that the analytic experience constitutes a “passage”—a transformation of the subject's position with respect to the fantasy—only on the condition that the subject ... More


Mother Love: When Desire Becomes Reality

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

As a developmental phenomenon, the Oedipus complex is constructed of illusion and unidirectional desire. Compared to men, who either punish themselves or face retribution from those who govern their ... More


Anna-Antigone: Experiments in Group Upbringing

Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg

in Impious Fidelity: Anna Freud, Psychoanalysis, Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450341
eISBN:
9780801463334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450341.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores Anna Freud's theory of sociality in the aftermath of World War II. More specifically, it considers Freud's experiments in group upbringing in the face of traumatic loss, on the ... More


The Ontogeny of Love

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The origins of erotic love can be traced back to the essential union of infant and mother. This chapter follows love’s evolution, meandering through sensuous detours to discover the beloved’s ... More


Penthesilea and the Law Before Oedipus

in The Equivocation of Reason: Kleist Reading Kant

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755870
eISBN:
9780804768269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755870.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that Kantian Law is philosophically prior rather than an encryption of the Oedipus complex. Its priority is not the fictional priority of that which has abstracted from the ... More


Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Meir Shahar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers the comprehensive account (in any language) of the oedipal god Nezha, doubtless one of the most intriguing figures in Chinese religion and literature. The book analyzes the ... More


The “Indian Oedipus”

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter takes a broader look at the Oedipal in ancient Indian society in general framed by an examination of the ideas of A. K. Ramanujan and Robert Goldman concerning what Ramanujan has called ... More


Language About the Abyss

Tina Beattie

in Theology after Postmodernity: Divining the Void--A Lacanian Reading of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199566075
eISBN:
9780191747359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566075.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This first part of the book explores questions of language, being, and desire in the context of Thomas Aquinas’s theology and Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalysis, seeking to illustrate the ways in which ... More


Part III Part III Between Private and Public

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Analysed: Sudhir Kakar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698930
eISBN:
9780199080267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698930.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Sudhir Kakar agrees that there is a rupture between the private and the public in India, citing as an example izzat or honour of the family. He explains why homosexuality is seen as a deviation in ... More


Freud

John Deigh

in From Psychology to Morality: Essays in Ethical Naturalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190878597
eISBN:
9780190878627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878597.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay does two things. First, it gives an account of the development of Freud’s thought in human psychology from its beginnings in the studies of psychoneurosis he undertook jointly with Joseph ... More


The Phenomenon of Child Molestation

John Borneman

in Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226233888
eISBN:
9780226234076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234076.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes child sex abuse as both a real and phantasmatic phenomenon in the West that has become prominent in the last 40 years. It theorizes the secular ritual of rehabilitation of child ... More


Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878375
eISBN:
9780190878405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878375.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

This first three chapters or first third of this book documents the ups and downs in the conflictual correspondence between Sigmund Freud and India’s first psychoanalyst, Girindrasekhar Bose. They ... More


How Shreve Gets in to Quentin’s Pants

Noel Polk

in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In William Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury, one of the central characters, Quentin Compson, is accused of molesting his own sister. In one scene, Gerald Bland, his mother, Spoade, Shreve, and ... More


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