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A clinical archive, 1938
Michal Shapira

Melanie Klein was a true pioneer of British psychoanalysis, though her contribution did not end there; it extended to historical thinking about war, violence, the self and the psyche of the child during the momentous events of the twentieth century. This chapter analyses Klein’s contribution and her extensive 1938 clinical archive of the dreams and thoughts of her British patients vis-à-vis the Nazis, Hitler and the Second World War as it loomed on the horizon. In particular, the chapter will interrogate and analyse her patients’ different reactions to both

in The Munich Crisis, politics and the people
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Saul Newman

radical politics. This will include: the ethics of postmodern irony – Richard Rorty; the ethics of psychoanalysis – Lacan and Zˇizˇek; and the ethics of the Other – Levinas and Derrida. Ethics and radical politics The conditions of postmodernity are marked, as I have argued, not only by the death of God, but also the breakdown of the Enlightenment moral metanarratives that were developed to fill His place. Kant formulated ethics as duty to a universaliseable moral law which was suprasensible, and beyond empirical observation and pathological considerations. Thus we had

in Unstable universalities
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Terrell Carver

formulation of predictions and a search for causal factors of explanation. As with the industrial technologies that developed in conjunction with the progress of the natural sciences, so there were policy-orientated and therapeutic practices that developed from the social sciences. These ranged from bureaucratised teacher training and mass education to social work and psychoanalysis, as new ‘knowledges’ were conceptualised and

in Political concepts
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A techno-bestiary of drones in art and war
Claudette Lauzon

In addition to Haraway’s germinal ‘Cyborg manifesto’, see her ‘Promises of monsters: A regenerative politics for inappropriate/d Others’, in L. Grossberg, C. Nelson and P. A. Treichler (eds), Cultural Studies (New York: Routledge, 1992), 295–337 ; B. Creed, The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis  (London and New York: Routledge, 1993) ; and M. Shildrick, Embodying the Monster: Encounters with the Vulnerable Self (London: Sage Publications, 2002) . 8 J.-L. Nancy, The Inoperative Community , ed. P. Connor, trans. P. Connor et al

in Drone imaginaries
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Alister Wedderburn

. In relation to this relative lack of attention it is perhaps worth noting that IR, like other disciplines including philosophy, political theory, philosophy and psychoanalysis, has historically defined itself in relation to tragedy. What Bonnie Honig ( 2013 : 69) calls the ‘uncontested privileging’ of the tragic in Western political thought is likewise manifest in a large and established body of IR theory, ranging across the discipline’s various theoretical traditions (e.g. Appleman Williams, 2009 ; Butterfield, 1950 ; Dillon, 1996 ; Erskine and Lebow, 2012

in Humour, subjectivity and world politics
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Saul Newman

broad range of theoretical perspectives: [ 11 ] Unstable universalities poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, post-Marxism, autonomism – while others would not come under any of these categories. So it has to be emphasised, firstly, that these thinkers are very different, despite a certain theoretical heritage that some might share. They engage with different political questions in very different ways, some more obliquely than others. Moreover, their differences are just as important, for the purposes of this study, as their similarities. Indeed, it is

in Unstable universalities
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Saul Newman

to the question of subjectivity within poststructuralist theory. These can be roughly divided into two contrasting strategies. The first is the dispersal of the subject into relations of power and desire, typified by thinkers such as Foucault and, to a much greater extent, Deleuze, who, in his early collaborations with Felix Guattari, sought to liberate desire from the centricity of the subject – particularly the subject described by psychoanalysis – thus dispersing the subject amongst a multitude of ‘assemblages’ and ‘desiring machines’. The second approach is one

in Unstable universalities
Emotional inflammation, mental health and shame in Britain during the September crisis
Julie V. Gottlieb

, and the psychological and visceral experience of the Munich Crisis. It will draw on private diaries and correspondence, Mass-Observation, press representations of private and of mass emotion, and the burgeoning literature in the field of medical psychology and psychoanalysis as it specifically interpreted the emotional force of the Munich Crisis. The description of the Sudeten affair as ‘the Munich Crisis’ was used immediately. Despite the fact that economic and international crises had been chronic in the 1930s, the events of September and October 1938 were named

in The Munich Crisis, politics and the people
Orla McDonnell

the same time, critiquing the relevance of such a service or challenging the concept of ‘illness’ as a necessary precondition to making political demands. Historical context The Myth of Mental Illness was published against the background of the dawning of the era of antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs, which saw mental illness redefined in terms of neurochemical imbalances of the brain. At the same time, psychoanalysis had already gained a strong foothold in North American psychiatric training. The cleavage between psychoanalysis and the so-called ‘organicists

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

Katherine Jones, London: The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-­analysis. Howard, Paul (2003a) The Teenage Dirtbag Years, Dublin: O’Brien Press Ltd. Howard, Paul (2003b) The Orange Mocha-­Chip Frappuccino Years, Dublin: O’Brien Press Ltd. Howard, Paul (2004) The Miseducation Years, Dublin: O’Brien Press Ltd. Howard, Paul (2005) PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids, Dublin: Penguin Ireland. Howard, Paul (2006a) Should Have Got Off at Sydney Parade, Dublin: Penguin Ireland. ‘Tendency-­wit’ 75 Howard, Paul (2006b) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress, Dublin

in From prosperity to austerity