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John Borneman

through the remains for bone shards and cracking the skull after the burning, and also often purifying the survivors who had been contaminated by the dead in a ritual. Hindu and Buddhist funerary rites in fact work through the grieving process to effect the type of separation from the loved object that Freud analysed as mourning, a more radical letting go of the loss than is common in Christian rites. Because the dead person has a future and that future is dependent largely on the accumulated karma of the dead as well as on the performance of the proper rituals by the

in Governing the dead
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Broken relations, migrant destiny
Paul Carter

‘Creation stories also served as a mechanism of wayfinding through the landscape’  14 for me . And another translation begins when the existential journey is located inside the ‘creative template’ of the mythopoetic landscape and the care of those who, recognising that the present arrangement of things embodies the Law, await the original trespass to be confessed and repaired. I suppose we are a long way from deposing the tyrant Freud; yet isn't it obvious that, in promoting the Oedipus complex, he

in Translations, an autoethnography
Integrative concepts for a criminology of mass violence
Jon Shute

exposure) but is never conceived to be trivial. This section, then, reframes the ‘moral work’ of the crimes of mass violence as moral arousal management, a term that is also used to organize a range of cognate theories with disparate roots and applications. What follows is a brief review of key ideas in this literature, leading to a discussion of their application to mass violence.28 Psychoanalytic approaches: denial Modern work on the management of troubling realities begins, of course, with Sigmund Freud and his intellectual as well as HRMV.indb 88 01/09/2014 17

in Human remains and mass violence
Modernity and malevolence in Tribal India
Andrew Willford

belied ‘the totality itch’ ( 1991 , 1998 , 2001 ) of ‘true believers.’ Indeed, in revisiting his earlier work, he began to place more emphasis on the resonance of true belief as compared to his earlier and largely instrumentalist analysis of the political. In this sense, his work had an unlikely echo in Derrida’s Archive Fever ( 1995 ), an influential text that revisited Freud, and explicitly linked an

in The anthropology of power, agency, and morality
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Christian Suhr

-keeping … a shop-keeper … a postman … a restaurateur . (Kierkegaard 2005 : 42–3, italics in the original) Freud too asserted an economic drive at the root of a normal well-functioning psyche. As he states: In psychoanalytic theory we assume without further ado that the evolution of psychic processes is automatically regulated by the pleasure principle; that is to say, we believe that these processes are invariably triggered by an

in Descending with angels
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Parables of return
Paul Carter

up and form a pattern (the story). I found Freud's description of the rural topography of the ‘preconscious’ apt, a terrain comprising a dense network of ‘paths’ or ‘unconscious wishes’. The beginning of the dream process, which occurs when the preconscious is ‘aroused’, is, Freud wrote, ‘no doubt a simultaneous exploring of one path and another, a swinging excitation now this way and now that, until at last [the dream-wish] accumulates in the direction that is most opportune’. These paths can lead by devious routes to the daylight of consciousness; they can also

in Translations, an autoethnography
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Centralising emotions in football fandom
Mark Doidge
Radosław Kossakowski
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Svenja Mintert

the central emotion for fans. He argues that the word ‘love’ is frequently invoked by fans and therefore important to study and theorise. Love is important, he contends, because it extends to devotion, despair and other acts that may seem obsessive. Like Elias, Klugman draws on the work of Freud ([1921] 2001) and his study of group psychology, in which Freud argues that love is the distinct force that unites people in groups. A group identifies with a leader (or an abstract idea or object) and they love this leader in the belief the leader loves them back. Freud

in Ultras
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Creative belonging
Paul Carter

. Freud used the term ‘screen memory’ to denote any memory which functions to hide (and to express derivatively) another, typically unconscious, mental content. Freud distinguished between three types of screen memory: those in which a recollection from childhood ‘screens’ or conceals some event contemporary with it, those in which a later recollection stands for a memory of a childhood event, and those in which a childhood recollection represents a later concern – this latter variety Freud termed ‘retrogressive screen memories’. 101

in Translations, an autoethnography
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Theoretical approaches
Finn Stepputat

. Death became a self-conscious terror instead of the tame death that characterised death in medieval European society (see also Borneman 2004). See for example Ariès 1981; Becker 1973; Freud 1959. For an overview, see Seale 1998. Real Cedula, 27 March 1789. Archivo General de Centro America A.1.2.4, Leg. 2246, Exp.16218. See for example Pinfold 1997. In Guatemala, for example, relatives can have dead bodies exhumed after six years and bring home the bones if they so wish. You may of course argue that bio-power is not governing the dead but rather governs the living

in Governing the dead
Archives and collecting on the frontiers of data-driven science
Antonia Walford

Derrida derives this from Freud’s principle of the ‘death drive’ (Derrida 1995). 6 Derrida defines archive fever as ‘to have a compulsion, repetitive, and nostalgic desire for the archive, an irrepressible desire to return to the origin, a homesickness, a nostalgia for the return to the most archaic place of absolute commencement’ (1995: 91). 7 A more extensive examination of the place and effects of archives across the social and natural sciences is addressed in the volume edited by Lorraine Daston, Science in the Archives (2017). My examination here could be thought

in Ethnography for a data-saturated world