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Bodies, Affects, Politics. The Clash of Bodily Regimes. Edition No. 1. RGS-IBG Book Series

  • ID: 5186160
  • Book
  • March 2021
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

This book seeks to understand the coexistence of bodily regimes and the politics that emerge from the clash between them:

  • Presents a novel conceptual model for understanding the relationship between bodies and affects
  • Reworks Rancière's notions of the distribution of the sensible and the aesthetic unconscious
  • Establishes a dynamic and multiple understanding of the repressive, distributive and communicative unconscious by rethinking Freudian psychoanalysis
  • Utilizes a variety of empirical materials, from Hollywood movies to Freud's case studies
  • Sets its argument about politics within the context of significant social events to ensure its conceptual and empirical material is relevant to the contemporary political moment
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List of Figures


Chapter 1. Introduction: bodies, affects and their politicization

Chapter 2. Dislocated by Epidermal Schemas: skin, race and a proper place for the body

Chapter 3. The Chafing of Bodily Regimes: skin and the corporeal model of the ego

Chapter 4. Bodies, Affects and their Passionate Forms: animal phobias and the topologies of bodily and psychic space

Chapter 5. The Worldliness of Unconscious Processes: the repressive and distributive functions of the unconscious

Chapter 6. The Transference of Affect: the communicative function of the unconscious

Chapter 7. Crazy about their Bodies: the art-work of Sharon Kivland and the politics of the female body

Chapter 8. Conclusion: bodies, affects, politics

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Steve Pile Open University.
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