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The Unrealized Potential of Body-Reflexive Practices

Intimations of a New Materialism

Steve Garlick

—power, production, cathexis, and symbolism—it is the most directly embodied of these dimensions—that is, cathexis, with its links to emotion and desire— that remains least appreciated. In this commentary, I suggest that Connell's theorizing in these areas can

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Aspects of the Naven Ritual

Conversations with an Iatmul Woman of Papua New Guinea

Florence Weiss and Milan Stanek

Rituals are analyzed in anthropology as non-personal cultural structures, embedded in the overall behavioral patterns and semantic networks that are typical for a particular cultural group. This article focuses on the Iatmul people of Papua New Guinea and their ritual, naven, which features transvestite behavior and ritualized social roles. The authors discuss the ethno-psychoanalytic approach, which focuses on the psychodynamics of the relationship between two persons, the foreign researcher and his or her local counterpart, that develops in the course of a series of conversations. The narrative shifts to a case study involving Weiss and an Iatmul woman, Magendaua, which took place over three months. Their conversations particularly illuminate the meanings of the naven ritual. The use Magendaua made of the naven can be characterized as a transformation of the tensions in the relationship with her Swiss ethnographic-interlocutor and interpreted as a general feature of the rituals of this type.

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Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower

, and social practices that create hegemonic and other masculinities. Connell deftly connected the personal lives of the three men's educations, families, peers, activities, sexuality, emotion ( cathexis ), money, relations to their bodies, and

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Marc Matera

attachment and the circumstances in which it is threatened. “On the one hand, a strong fixation to the love-object must have been present; on the other hand, in contradiction to this, the object-cathexis can have had little power of resistance.” This leads

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India Halstead

, “first manifest itself in the reactivation of all erotogenic zones and, consequently, in a resurgence of pregenital polymorphous sexuality and in a decline of genital supremacy. The body in its entirety would become an object of cathexis, a thing to be

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Timothy Laurie, Catherine Driscoll, Liam Grealy, Shawna Tang, and Grace Sharkey

first edition of Masculinities: power, production, and cathexis (emotional relations). See Connell (1995: 73–74 ). 4 This is distinct from uses of the term “symbolism” in, for example, art history or Lacanian psychoanalysis. 5 The Wojak meme, also

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Simulation, Fetishism and World Domination

Using Baudrillard to Analyse American Discourse

Charles Campbell

alienation has ‘a profound psychophysiological impact’ (59). This ‘organizing of things [forms] a powerful springboard for projection and cathexis’, with unfortunate behavioural results: ‘Modern man, the cybernetician, [is] a mental hypochondriac … obsessed

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Takamichi Sakurai

Heinrich Himmler (1973: Chs. 12 and 13). 11 Essentially, group narcissism works in three ways: in the ‘narcissistic cathexis’, 12 in the dialectical, developmental process of benign and malignant narcissism and in malignant group satisfaction ( Fromm

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Dearly Departed

Communicating with the Dead in the Digital Age

Jennifer Huberman

deceased is not so much experienced as lost, but rather is transformed into an immortal digital presence. “Loss,” he writes, “is neither the focus, nor is letting go the task of cybermourning … cyberspace recharges the libidinal cathexis to the object

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Pınar Melis Yelsalı Parmaksız

gender regime can be derived from the three main structures of the general gender order: the gender division of labor, the structure of power, and the structure of cathexis. 5 I use the concept of gender regime to refer to the domain of political power