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Elementals and affects, or on making contact with others

Frosh, Stephen (2008) Elementals and affects, or on making contact with others. Subjectivity 24 (1), pp. 314-324. ISSN 1755-6341.

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This paper begins with the experience of the difficulty of making contact with others, and examines it from the point of view of the “elemental” in which human subjects are immersed, and which they share. The impersonal nature of language is invoked to mobilize a discussion about the characteristics of this elemental, drawing in thinking on shared humanity and its limits. This allows an exploration of the “inhuman” aspect of human aliveness that makes contact with others, and change, feasible.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): psychoanalysis, the Lacanian thing, neighbour, the elemental, speech and language
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 12:14
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18

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