The colonization of psychic space [electronic resource] : a psychoanalytic social theory of oppression / Kelly Oliver.
- Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2004.
1 online resource (272 p.)
- Oppression (Psychology).
- Electronic books.
- Eloquently arguing that we cannot explain the development of individuality or subjectivity apart from its social context, Kelly Oliver makes a powerful case for recognizing the social aspects of alienation and the psychic aspects of oppression.Oliver explores the ways in which the alienation unique to oppression leads to depression or violence; and how these affects can be transformed into agency, individuality, solidarity, and community.
- Introduction : why turn to psychoanalysis for a social theory of oppression?
Alienation as the perverse privilege of the modern subject
Alienation's double as the burden of the othered subject
Colonial abjection and transmission of affect
Humanism beyond the economy of property
Fluidity of power
The affects of oppression
The depressed sex
Sublimation and idealization
Revolt and singularity
Forgiveness and subjectivity
Conclusion : ethics of psychoanalysis; or, forgiveness as an alternative to alienation.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-232) and index.
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