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New Wounded From Neurosis to Brain Damage

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ISBN-10: 0823239683

ISBN-13: 9780823239689

Edition: 2012

Authors: Catherine Malabou, Steven Miller

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This book employs a philosophical approach to the "new wounded" (brain lesion patients) to stage a confrontation between psychoanalysis and contemporary neurobiology, focused on the issue of trauma and psychic wounds. It thereby reevaluates the brain as an organ that is not separated frompsychic life but rather at its center.The "new wounded" suffer from psychic wounds that traditional psychoanalysis, with its emphasis on the psyche's need to integrate events into its own history, cannot understand or cure. They are victims of various cerebral lesions or attacks, including degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson'sand Alzheimer's.Changes caused by cerebral lesions frequently manifest themselves as an unprecedented metamorphosis in the patient's identity. A person with Alzheimer's disease, for example, is not - or not only - someone who has "changed" or been "modified" but rather a subject who has become someone else. The behavior of subjects who are victims of "sociopolitical traumas," such as abuse, war, terrorist attacks, or sexual assaults, displays striking resemblances to that of subjects who have suffered brain damage. Thus today the border separating organic trauma and sociopolitical trauma isincreasingly porous.Effacing the limits that separate "neurobiology" from "sociopathy," brain damage tends also to blur the boundaries between history and nature. At the same time, it reveals that political oppression today assumes the guise of a traumatic blow stripped of all justification. We are thus dealing with astrange mixture of nature and politics, in which politics takes on the appearance of nature, and nature disappears in order to assume the mask of politics.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preamble
Introduction
The Neurological Subordination of Sexuality
Introduction: The "New Maps" of Causality
Cerebral Auto-Affection
Brain Wounds: From the Neurological Novel to the Theater of Absence
Identity Without Precedent
Psychoanalytic Objection: Can There Be Destruction Without a Drive of Destruction?
The Neutralization of Cerebrality
Introduction: Freud and Preexisting Fault Lines
What Is a Psychic Event?
The "Libido Theory" and the Otherness of the Sexual to Itself: Traumatic Neurosis and War Neurosis in Question
Separation, Death, the Thing, Freud, Lacan, and the Missed Encounter
Neurological Objection: Rehabilitating the Event
On the Beyond of the Pleasure Principle - That it Exists
Introduction: Remission at the Risk of Forgetting the Worst
The Equivocity of Reparation: From Elasticity to Resilience
Toward a Plasticity of the Compulsion to Repeat
The Subject of the Accident
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography