The Resource Intoxication, Modernity, and Colonialism : Freud’s Industrial Unconscious, Benjamin’s Hashish Mimesis, by Dušan I. Bjelić, (electronic resource)

Intoxication, Modernity, and Colonialism : Freud’s Industrial Unconscious, Benjamin’s Hashish Mimesis, by Dušan I. Bjelić, (electronic resource)

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Intoxication, Modernity, and Colonialism : Freud’s Industrial Unconscious, Benjamin’s Hashish Mimesis
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Intoxication, Modernity, and Colonialism
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Freud’s Industrial Unconscious, Benjamin’s Hashish Mimesis
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by Dušan I. Bjelić
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eng
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This book depicts how Freud’s cocaine and Benjamin’s hashish illustrate two different critiques of modernity and two different messianic emancipations through the pleasures of intoxicating discourse. Freud discovered the “libido” and “unconscious” in the industrial mimetic scheme of cocaine, whereas Benjamin found an inspiration for his critique of phantasmagoria and of its variant psychoanalysis in hashish’s mimesis. As part of the history of colonialism, both drugs generated two different colonial discourses and, consequently, two different understandings of the emancipatory powers of pleasure, the unconscious and dreams. Processing cocaine as an undisclosed industrialized scheme of euphoric pleasure, Freud constructed psychoanalysis by infusing its concepts with the residue of cocaine’s euphoria while foreclosing cocaine’s double colonialism—its external colonialism, i.e. of Peru, and its internal colonialism, i.e. of the coca plant--by industrial chemistry. On the other hand, considering the mimetic powers of Benjamin’s hashish intoxication as an antidote to the intoxicating power of the industrial phantasmagoria while at the same time an industrial colonization of nerves, allows for an opening up of Freud’s cocaine language to the critique of his double unconscious, colonial and industrial
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Bjelić, Dušan I
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BF39.9
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non fiction
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  • Psychology
  • Civilization
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Religion and culture
  • Self
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Critical psychology
  • Psychology
  • Critical Psychology
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Cultural History
  • Self and Identity
  • Psychoanalysis
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Intoxication, Modernity, and Colonialism : Freud’s Industrial Unconscious, Benjamin’s Hashish Mimesis, by Dušan I. Bjelić, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Introduction -- 1. On Cocaine's radical ambiguity -- 2. Freud's 'Cocaine Episode' -- 3. From Colonial to Sexual Conversion: Freud as 'Woman' -- 4. Freud as 'Conquistador' of the Underworld and as 'Bosnian Turk' -- 5. Freud on the Acropolis: Between Oedipus and 'Little Moor' Conclusion
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IX, 307 p. 2 illus., 1 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9781137588562
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1057/978-1-137-58856-2
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-137-58856-2
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Intoxication, Modernity, and Colonialism : Freud’s Industrial Unconscious, Benjamin’s Hashish Mimesis, by Dušan I. Bjelić, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. On Cocaine's radical ambiguity -- 2. Freud's 'Cocaine Episode' -- 3. From Colonial to Sexual Conversion: Freud as 'Woman' -- 4. Freud as 'Conquistador' of the Underworld and as 'Bosnian Turk' -- 5. Freud on the Acropolis: Between Oedipus and 'Little Moor' Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
IX, 307 p. 2 illus., 1 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137588562
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-58856-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-137-58856-2

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