Colonization of Psychic Space A Psychoanalytic Social Theory of Oppression

ISBN-10: 0816644748

ISBN-13: 9780816644742

Edition: 2004

Authors: Kelly Oliver

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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 psychological aspects of oppression.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Kelly Oliver is associate professor of philosophy and women's studies at SUNY, Stony Brook. She is the author of Subjectivity Without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers (1998), Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture (1997), and Womanizing Nietzsche: Philosophy's Relations to "the Feminine" (1995).

Introduction : why turn to psychoanalysis for a social theory of oppression?
Alienation and its double
Alienation as perverse privilege of the modern subject
Alienation's double as burden of the othered subject
The secretion of race and fluidity of resistance
Colonial abjection and transmission of affect
Humanism beyond the economy of property
Fluidity of power
Social melancholy and psychic space
The affects of oppression
The depressed sex
Sublimation and idealization
Revolt, singularity, and forgiveness
Revolt and singularity
Forgiveness and subjectivity
Conclusion : ethics of psychoanalysis : or, forgiveness as an alternative to alienation
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