New PDF release: Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory (Studies

By Martha J. Reineke

ISBN-10: 1611861284

ISBN-13: 9781611861280

For René Girard, human existence revolves round mimetic hope, which frequently manifests itself in acquisitive contention after we locate ourselves short of an item simply because one other desires it additionally. Noting that mimetic wish is pushed by means of our experience of inadequacy or insufficiency, Girard arrives at a profound perception: our hope isn't really essentially directed towards the other’s item yet towards the other’s being. We understand the opposite to own a fullness of being we lack. Mimetic hope devolves into violence while our quest after the being of the opposite continues to be unfulfilled. So pervasive is mimetic wish that Girard describes it as an ontological disease. In Intimate Domain, Reineke argues that it is vital to reinforce Girard’s mimetic idea if we're to provide an entire account of the affliction he describes. getting to familial dynamics Girard has ignored and reclaiming points of his early theorizing on sensory event, Reineke makes use of psychoanalytic idea to put Girard’s mimetic concept on more impregnable floor. Drawing on 3 exemplary narratives—Proust’s In seek of misplaced Time, Sophocles’s Antigone, and Julia Kristeva’s The outdated guy and the Wolves—the writer explores familial relationships. jointly, those narratives show corporeal hermeneutics based in psychoanalytic conception can usefully increase Girard’s insights, thereby making sure that mimetic thought is still a definitive source for all who search to appreciate humanity’s ontological affliction and establish a possible cure.

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