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Frosh, Stephen and Baraitser, Lisa (2008) Marginalia. Qualitative Research in Psychology 5 (1), pp. 68-77. ISSN 1478-0887.

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In this paper, we explore the way in which the 'margins' can be a space for excitement as well as for threat. We examine how the pursuit of truth can be disrupted by marginalia, which appear as unwanted intrusions. However, attending to these marginal experiences and interruptions produces opportunities for newness, among them recognition of the value of trivia and failure. A literary example is given to show how texts might be read against themselves to invoke moments of disappearance, from which the subject might return changed.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): compulsion, death drive, disruption, margins, psychoanalysis, repetition, syncope
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 12:18
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 15:27

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