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The cultural unconscious of the Celtic Tiger in the writings of Paul Howard
Eugene O’Brien

it is through such fictional representations that the ‘real’ of this period can be accessed. Humour, according to Sigmund Freud, can be ‘purposive’, and he goes on to define this purposivity in terms of its ‘tendency’ to run ‘the risk of ruffling people who do not wish to hear it’ (Freud 1922, p. 128). Howard’s work is an example of such tendency-­ wit. Even the rhyming slang has an exclusionary quality to it, as those who are part of the elite group are aware of the rhyming significations, while those who are not part of this group are not, and are left at an

in From prosperity to austerity
A clinical archive, 1938
Michal Shapira

analysts, such as Barbara Low and Susan Isaacs, wrote for wide consumption during the interwar period, while Donald Winnicott and Anna Freud worked in nurseries and hostels serving hundreds of children during the war. During this period, Klein mainly worked in private practice with a few patients. Her views, however, had tremendous influence on some of her British colleagues who used versions of her work in public forums. In this way, unusual ideas developed in Klein’s clinic were to reach a vast audience. Klein’s uncharted archival records allow examination of her work

in The Munich Crisis, politics and the people
Irish contemporary women’s fiction and the expression of desire in an era of plenty
Sylvie Mikowski

who could be upbraided by the parish priest, but a potential consumer convinced that he/she can buy their way to happiness. By encouraging the rise of new needs, capitalism raises individual expectations, exacerbates the sense of a unique, separate self and creates the illusion of unlimited freedom of access to all forms of pleasures. The limits of human desire thus seem to constantly recede, and everybody is induced to take it for granted that the unattainable is in our reach. But human desire, or ‘jouissance’, as Freud and Lacan have shown, are not meant to be

in From prosperity to austerity
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Eamon Maher
Eugene O’Brien

of austerity against which it railed while in opposition. This would appear to go against political wisdom and economic sense, which is where once more a cultural analysis can be useful. Sigmund Freud postulated that, as well as the pleasure principle, the desire to achieve some form of pleasure as a core motivation of human behaviour, there existed ‘in the mind a compulsion to repeat which overrides the pleasure principle’ (Freud 1961, p. 16). Cultural analysis of the First World War further developed this thesis: Victims of shell shock were regularly reported to

in From prosperity to austerity
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The day the Government fell
Timothy Noël Peacock

something of the ad hoc nature of the British political Dissolving myths 205 tradition of handling minority government, where such instances of cooperation could exist even in the midst of a deeply divided and adversarial setting. Similarly, there are challenges when considering the apparent government offer to Liberal MP Clement Freud, which was not acted upon, of obtaining his abstention by missing his train back from Liverpool, in return for the Government passing a version of his Private Member’s Bill on Official Information.47 The Government had opposed the

in The British tradition of minority government
Thomas Stubblefield

in the military’s pursuit of full spectrum dominance, a strategy which understands the psychological dimensions of combat as inseparable from aerial, nautical, cyber, terrestrial and extraterrestrial fronts. In Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety , Freud distinguishes ‘signal anxiety’ from its less evolved counterpart, automatic anxiety, on the basis of its anticipatory nature. It is not the loss of the object that produces the former condition, but rather the fear of the impending trauma this loss provokes. As the internal movement of drone networks increasingly

in Drone imaginaries
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Lior Lehrs

letter to Sigmund Freud, posing the question: “Is there any way of delivering mankind from the menace of war?” Freud replied that he was surprised by the question and wrote that in his initial response he “was dumbfounded by the thought of my (of our, I almost wrote) incompetence.”  59 Freud's answer reflects an approach that perceives the field of international relations and conflicts as a complex and metaphysical sphere, in which individuals are a negligible unit in the large global checkerboard, and human beings are

in Unofficial peace diplomacy
On Skynet, self-healing swarms and Slaughterbots
Jutta Weber

Stewart Sugg. Written by Matt Wood. YouTube . The confusion is partly grounded in the fact that autonomy has different meanings in the humanities and in computer science/engineering. From the Enlightenment onwards, autonomy has been related to the free and self-aware subject which chooses its own maxims self-determinedly and consciously – as famously formulated by Immanuel Kant. Even though this concept has been challenged by theorists such as Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, it still predominates in many realms – for example, ethics

in Drone imaginaries
Charmian Brinson
Richard Dove

MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 09/04/2013, SPi 13 The Austrian Centre – and ‘the great Eva’ Of all the organisations founded by the German-speaking exiles in Britain, the Austrian Centre was probably the most successful, both in terms of its number of members and in the range of facilities and services it offered.1 It was established in March 1939 as a charitable, non-profit-making and non-political body, with the ailing Sigmund Freud as its first Honorary President, to be succeeded by the former Austrian ambassador to Britain, Sir Georg[e] Franckenstein. It was

in A matter of intelligence
A tale of two traumas
Brendan Geary

adherence of the changes in Irish society over the past half-­century, and, in particular, the impact of the child sexual abuse crisis. Stages of faith James Fowler posited that there are six distinct and recognizable stages of faith development. His theory builds on the work of developmental psychologists such as Freud, Jung, Erikson and Piaget. As with other stage theorists he suggests that there is a developmental continuum, which is related to maturity, and that people can become stuck at d ­ ifferent stages. (See Margaret Placentra Johnston: Exploring Spiritual

in From prosperity to austerity