processes and attachments to the idea of ‘home’, belonging and place among both German and Polish residents of Görlitz-Zgorzelec, a town that straddles the River Neisse and therefore the national border between these two countries since 1945. Large
A New Paradigm for Understanding Belonging?
Silvia M. Bell
Circularity, a salient theme in the film Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1999), is explored as a symbol that points to a consideration of issues central to psychic life. The movie sets up an expectation—two lives will be brought together to recreate a former blissful union, and complete a circle that defies finality, separation, and loss. It succeeds in creating a dialectic between two tensions, the experience of separateness where each person is a circle unto oneself, and the longing to be encircled with an "other" in a union that promises safety and permanence. The wish for fusion versus merger with the loved one is discussed in the context of traumatic loss and soul blindness. These early experiences interfere with healthy mourning and determine the reliance on magic and regressive compromise that contributes to a tragic outcome.
Heritage Narratives of Russian Old Believers in Romania
). ( Macdonald 2013: 17 ), such as the cross discussed above, the discourses of continuity and the challenges of preserving heritage today. A discussion of multiple place-attachments towards their homeland and the host community is also problematised. This
On Becoming an Appreciating Subject
enacted, how they become appreciating subjects in relational engagements with their sociomaterial environments. 3 I use Emilie Gomart and Antoine Hennion’s work on passion as a form of attachment (1999) as a methodological starting point to studying
Based on film examples and evolutionary psychology, this article discusses why viewers are fascinated not only with funny and pleasure-evoking films, but also with sad and disgust-evoking ones. This article argues that although the basic emotional mechanisms are made to avoid negative experiences and approach pleasant ones, a series of adaptations modify such mechanisms. Goal-setting in narratives implies that a certain amount of negative experiences are gratifying challenges, and comic mechanisms make it possible to deal with negative social emotions such as shame. Innate adaptations make negative events fascinating because of the clear survival value, as when children are fascinated by stories about loss of parental attachment. Furthermore, it seems that the interest in tragic stories ending in death is an innate adaptation to reaffirm social attachment by the shared ritual of sadness, often linked to acceptance of group living and a tribal identity.
Place Appreciation and Purposeful Relocation in Later Life
Introduction: Place Attachment and Place Transcendence All of man’s miseries come from one thing: not knowing how to sit quietly in a room. (Blaise Pascal, Pensées ) We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing
Responding to Rape Culture in 13 Reasons Why
Cameron Greensmith and Jocelyn Sakal Froese
attachments that are wicked and not merely inconvenient or tragic … The subjects who have x in their lives might not well endure the loss of their object/scene of desire, even though its presence threatens their well-being, because whatever the content of
Jeffrey B. Griswold
's engagement of Jacobean politics in relation to spying, authoritarianism and British union, thinking about the political in the play has recently shifted to imagine how Shakespeare theorises political action and political attachment. 1 This shift in approach
An Exploration of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sue Emmy Jennings
sure That we are awake? It seems to me That yet we sleep. We dream (4.1.192–193) I feel passionate about early child development through playful and imaginative attachment, and also Shakespeare's plays. Since
The Case of a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank
memory work through which refugees cultivate their attachment to their places of origin 1 and the role of refugee camps as sites of commemoration. 2 The rich literature on the subject has shown that this relation may assume different temporal