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Psychoanalysis and Politics
Exclusion and the Politics of Representation

ISBN 9781780490076
Published September 1, 2012 by Routledge
278 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the nature of social exclusion and the aspects of the politics of representation in the social, interpersonal, and political field. It questions how psychoanalysis can be used to think about the invisible and subtle processes of power over symbolic representation.

Table of Contents

ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS -- INTRODUCTION/Lene Auestad -- PART I: THEORETICAL REFLECTIONS -- Editor’s introduction to chapter one -- CHAPTER ONE -- The dread of sameness: social hatred and Freud’s “narcissism of minor differences”/Karl Figlio -- Editor’s introduction to chapter two -- CHAPTER TWO -- Subjectivity and absence: prejudice as a psycho-social theme/Lene Auestad -- Editor’s introduction to chapter three -- CHAPTER THREE -- Metapsychological approaches to exclusion/Jonathan Davidoff -- Editor’s introduction to chapter four 65 -- CHAPTER FOUR -- The excluded in identification/Calum Neill -- PART II: QUESTIONING CASES OF EXCLUSION -- Editor’s introduction to chapter five -- CHAPTER FIVE -- True believer: racism and one Nazi ideologist/Martyn Housden -- Editor’s introduction to chapter six -- CHAPTER SIX -- Staring and phantasy: a speculative attempt to understand and address the widely observed misrepresentation and exclusion of people with disfigurements/Jane Frances -- Editor’s introduction to chapter seven -- CHAPTER SEVEN -- “Who is afraid of DSM?” The place of the subject in the society of therapy/René Rasmussen -- Editor’s introduction to chapter eight -- CHAPTER EIGHT -- Islamism and xenophobia/Sverre Varvin -- Editor’s introduction to chapter nine -- CHAPTER NINE -- Traces of trauma in post-conflict Guatemala: theoretical reflections on the effects of trauma on social organisation/Elisabeth Rohr -- PART III: THE EXCLUSION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS: LIMITS AND EXTENSIONS -- Editor’s introduction to chapter ten 199 -- CHAPTER TEN -- Psychoanalysis behind iron curtains/Ferenc Erős -- Editor’s introduction to chapter eleven -- CHAPTER ELEVEN -- The extensions of psychoanalysis: colonialism, post-colonialism, and hospitality/Julia Borossa -- INDEX.

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