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Studies in the Psychosocial

The Psychopolitics of the Oriental Father

Between Omnipotence and Emasculation

Authors: Somay, B.

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With a foreword by Slavoj Žižek, this book explores the Father Function in the East in the process of 'Modernisation', arguing that 'Modernisation' and 'Westernisation' are euphemisms for the advent of capitalism in Asiatic and African societies which lead to fatal transformations of the cultural and political incarnatations of the Oriental Father.

About the authors

Bülent Somay teaches Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies in Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. He has written extensively on the cross-connections of Psychoanalysis, Literature and Popular Culture. His publications include a book on modern utopian fiction in English, The View from the Masthead.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Ł’Orient n’existe pas

    Somay, Bülent

    Pages 1-16

  • Is East East and West West?

    Somay, Bülent

    Pages 17-39

  • The Function of the Father in the East and the West

    Somay, Bülent

    Pages 40-62

  • The First Triangulation: Desire, Mimicry, Revolt

    Somay, Bülent

    Pages 63-88

  • The Second Triangulation: Desire, Özenti, Envy

    Somay, Bülent

    Pages 89-114

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46266-4
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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-49909-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychopolitics of the Oriental Father
Book Subtitle
Between Omnipotence and Emasculation
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the Psychosocial
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46266-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137462664
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46265-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49909-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 243
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