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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: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 12:14
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:52


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