Colonization of Psychic Space : A Psychoanalytic Social Theory of Oppression.
- Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
1 online resource (272 pages)
- 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?
Part I. Alienation and Its Double
1. Alienation as Perverse Privilege of the Modern Subject
2. Alienation's Double as Burden of the Othered Subject
Part II. The Secretion of Race and Fluidity of Resistance
3. Colonial Abjection and Transmission of Affect
4. Humanism beyond the Economy of Property
5. Fluidity of Power
Part III. Social Melancholy and Psychic Space
6. The Affects of Oppression
7. The Depressed Sex
8. Sublimation and Idealization
Part IV. Revolt, Singularity, and Forgiveness
9. Revolt and Singularity
10. Forgiveness and Subjectivity
Conclusion: Ethics of Psychoanalysis
or, Forgiveness as an Alternative to Alienation
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- Print version: Oliver, Kelly Colonization of Psychic Space
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