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The Resource The mother in the age of mechanical reproduction : psychoanalysis, photography, deconstruction, Elissa Marder

The mother in the age of mechanical reproduction : psychoanalysis, photography, deconstruction, Elissa Marder

Label
The mother in the age of mechanical reproduction : psychoanalysis, photography, deconstruction
Title
The mother in the age of mechanical reproduction
Title remainder
psychoanalysis, photography, deconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Elissa Marder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the uncanny status of the mother in literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, film, and photography. Beginning with close readings of the figure of the mother within psychoanalytic theory, it shows how the mother emerges as an obscure stumbling block in Freud's meta-psychological accounts of the psyche and haunts his writings on art and literature by becoming associated with some of psychoanalysis' most unruly and enigmatic concepts (the uncanny, anxiety, the primal scene, the crypt, and magical thinking). This uncanny maternal figure bears witness to the fact that birth itself is radically unthinkable and can only be expressed through uncontrollable repetitions which exceed the bounds of any subject. Moving from psychoanalysis to technology, the book then goes on to argue that the maternal body often serves as an unacknowledged reference point for modern media technologies (such as photography and the telephone) which attempt to mimic its reproductive properties. To the extent that these technologies aim to usurp the maternal function, they are often deployed as a means of regulating or warding off anxieties which are provoked by the inevitable experience of loss that real separation from the mother invariably entails. As the very incarnation of our first relation to the strange exile of language, the mother is inherently a literary figure whose primal presence in literary texts opens us up to the unspeakable relation to our own birth and, in so doing, helps us give birth to new and fantasmatic images of futures that may have otherwise remained unimaginable."--Publisher's abstract
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marder, Elissa
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body in literature
  • Human reproduction in literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Technology in literature
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Human body in literature
  • Human reproduction in literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Technology in literature
Label
The mother in the age of mechanical reproduction : psychoanalysis, photography, deconstruction, Elissa Marder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Photography and the Prosthetic Maternal.
  • On Psycho-Photography: Shame and Abu Ghraib
  • Avital Ronell's Body Politics
  • Blade Runner's Moving Still
  • Nothing to Say: Fragments on the Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
  • pt. 3.
  • Photo-Readings and the Possible Impossibilities of Literature
  • Darkroom Readings: Scenes of Maternal Photography
  • The Mother Tongue in Phèdre and Frankenstein
  • Introduction:
  • Birthmarks (Given Names)
  • Bit: Mourning Remains in Derrida and Cixous
  • Pandora's Legacy
  • pt. 1.
  • Psychoanalysis and the Maternal Function.
  • The Sex of Death and the Maternal Crypt
  • Mourning, Magic, and Telepathy
  • The Sexual Animal and the Primal Scene of Birth
  • Back of Beyond: Anxiety and the Birth of the Future
Control code
ocn787846004
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823249510
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c5dhs1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787846004
Label
The mother in the age of mechanical reproduction : psychoanalysis, photography, deconstruction, Elissa Marder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Photography and the Prosthetic Maternal.
  • On Psycho-Photography: Shame and Abu Ghraib
  • Avital Ronell's Body Politics
  • Blade Runner's Moving Still
  • Nothing to Say: Fragments on the Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
  • pt. 3.
  • Photo-Readings and the Possible Impossibilities of Literature
  • Darkroom Readings: Scenes of Maternal Photography
  • The Mother Tongue in Phèdre and Frankenstein
  • Introduction:
  • Birthmarks (Given Names)
  • Bit: Mourning Remains in Derrida and Cixous
  • Pandora's Legacy
  • pt. 1.
  • Psychoanalysis and the Maternal Function.
  • The Sex of Death and the Maternal Crypt
  • Mourning, Magic, and Telepathy
  • The Sexual Animal and the Primal Scene of Birth
  • Back of Beyond: Anxiety and the Birth of the Future
Control code
ocn787846004
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823249510
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c5dhs1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787846004

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