Psychoanalysis and Politics : Exclusion and the Politics of Representation.
By: Auestad, Lene.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : Routledge, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Description: 1 online resource (279 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782410256.Subject(s): Political ethics | Political psychologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Psychoanalysis and Politics : Exclusion and the Politics of RepresentationDDC classification: 305.56 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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COVER -- CONTENTS -- ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS -- INTRODUCTION -- 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" -- Editor's introduction to chapter two -- CHAPTER TWO Subjectivity and absence: prejudice as a psycho-social theme -- Editor's introduction to chapter three -- CHAPTER THREE Metapsychological approaches to exclusion -- Editor's introduction to chapter four -- CHAPTER FOUR The excluded in identification -- PART II QUESTIONING CASES OF EXCLUSION -- Editor's introduction to chapter five -- CHAPTER FIVE True believer: racism and one Nazi ideologist -- 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 -- Editor's introduction to chapter seven -- CHAPTER SEVEN "Who is afraid of DSM?" The place of the subject in the society of therapy -- Editor's introduction to chapter eight -- CHAPTER EIGHT Islamism and xenophobia -- Editor's introduction to chapter nine -- CHAPTER NINET races of trauma in post-conflict Guatemala: theoretical reflections on the effects of trauma on social organisation -- PART III THE EXCLUSION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS: LIMITS AND EXTENSIONS -- Editor's introduction to chapter ten -- CHAPTER TEN Psychoanalysis behind iron curtains -- Editor's introduction to chapter eleven -- CHAPTER ELEVEN The extensions of psychoanalysis: colonialism, post-colonialism, and hospitality -- INDEX.
Thinking psychoanalytically about the nature of social exclusion involves a self-questioning on the part of the interpreter. While we may all have some experiences of having been subject to stereotyping, silencing, discrimination and exclusion, it is also the case that, as social beings, we all, to some extent, participate in upholding these practices, often unconsciously.The book poses the question of how psychoanalysis can be used to think about the invisible and subtle processes of power over symbolic representation, in the context of stereotyping and dehumanization: What forces govern the state of affairs that determine who is an 'I' and who is an 'it' in the public sphere?Thinking in terms of 'containment', a communication which is denied a social space for expression can be said to be actively stripped of meaning. Through its original contribution of attending to, and interpreting material that so far had seemed meaningless, psychoanalysis demonstrates a capacity to reinstall meaning where none was before - but how are such acts performed on a social level?When common responsibility is displaced onto a suitable class or group and its representatives, the end point is reached when the individual is objectified and the social aspects of the process are no longer recognized. His or her position becomes an illegitimate one from which to speak - the person's subjectivity is excluded. The book poses the question of how we can conceive of the 'how' and the 'why' of this phenomenon and of possible counter-actions.
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