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Author Auestad, Lene
Title Nationalism and the Body Politic
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
©2013
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Series The New International Library of Group Analysis Ser
The New International Library of Group Analysis Ser
Note COVER -- CONTENTS -- ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS -- NEW INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF GROUP ANALYSIS FOREWORD -- Introduction -- PART I BODIES AND BOUNDARIES: XENOPHOBIC IMAGININGS -- Editor's introduction to Chapter One -- CHAPTER ONE Fortress hypochondria: health and safety -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Two -- CHAPTER TWO "Budapest, the capital of Hungarians": rhetoric, images, and symbols of the Hungarian extreme right movements -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Three -- CHAPTER THREE Idealised sameness and orchestrated hatred: extreme and mainstream nationalism in Norway -- PART II CONSTELLATIONS OF NATIONALISM -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Four -- CHAPTER FOUR Funeral policy: the case of mourning populism in Poland -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Five -- CHAPTER FIVE The theory of Incohesion: Aggregation/Massification as the fourth basic assumption in the unconscious life of groups and group-like social systems -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Six -- CHAPTER SIX The schizoanalysis of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, or the political between schizophrenia and paranoia -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Seven -- CHAPTER SEVEN Fundamentalism, Nazism, and inferiority -- PART III HISTORY, LONGING, IDENTIFICATION -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Eight -- CHAPTER EIGHT The Mexican: phantasy, trauma, and history -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Nine -- CHAPTER NINE Psychoanalysis and peace: Erich Fromm on history, politics, and the nation -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Ten -- CHAPTER TEN The making of the isotype character in the panoptic system and its relation to globalised nationalism -- PART IV THE "I" AND MOURNING -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Eleven -- CHAPTER ELEVEN The evil I retreat from in myself: nationalism and 'das Ding' -- Editor's introduction to Chapter Twelve
CHAPTER TWELVEBetween fantasy and melancholia: lack, otherness, and violence -- APPENDIX Introducing Psychoanalysis and Politics: a conversation with Lene Auestad and Jonathan Davidoff -- INDEX
This volume aims to question the recent revival of neo-nationalist policies in the light of what unconscious fantasies are involved in these developments. It examines both recent movements of right-wing extremism and the way in which rearticulated neo-ethnic ideas have been adopted by mainstream politicians and in mainstream public discourse. Politicians from other than the right-wing populist parties have tended to resist specific ways of talking that are considered too extremist, rather than their underlying frame of interpretation.Governments across Europe have adopted anti-immigrant and anti-Roma policies. Xenophobia and hostility towards 'others' is on the rise, along with appeals to "Tradition and Security". 'Cultures of fear' are linked with fantasies of fusion or 'imagined sameness'. Alongside the image of the nation as a mother and/or father, Reich (1933) called attention to the fantasy of the nation as a body, echoed in Money-Kyrle's (1939) characterization of 'group hypochondria' in connection with the burning of witches and heretics; "The Church, and State united to it, could tolerate no foreign body within itself, and turned ferociously upon any that it found." To address the current political developments, the volume stresses the urgency of understanding the fantasies and affects which underpin them
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Auestad, Lene Nationalism and the Body Politic London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2013 9781780491028
Subject Ethnocentrism.;Xenophobia.;Sociobiology.;Political sociology.;Nationalism
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