cathect


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inject with libidinal energy

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I should say that the phrase you pick out makes me think: things don't cathect; people cathect.
The Freudian model is that love, or sexual energy, is a force within the individual looking for an object on which to cathect.
It is therefore a little too self-evident that he was driven to cathect or invest (besetzen) his cousin('s name) by a desire to efface the stain from his title: "But one sad losel soils a name for aye, / However mighty in the olden time, / Nor all that heralds rake from coffin'd clay / Nor florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme / Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime" (Childe Harold I.
It is as if that which sparks the meat-tongue and heaves the diaphragm into such shaping of air as we call "speech" can also cathect, haunt, invest light waves, sparkled optics, and the electricity of thought into memorable coherency without any loss of one's sense of chaos (i.
In her development of this concept, she notes how Western intellectuals lack knowledge of the history of imperialism and defines this lack, what is not known, as "the epistemic violence that constituted/effaced a subject that was obliged to cathect (occupy in response to desire) the space of the Imperialists' self-consolidating other" (209).
The unapologetic anatomic details that Brave Orchid employs in her description suggest that she and the participants enjoy the feast not only gustatorily, but as a celebration of their toughness, of their ability to eat, and not cathect, the monkey.
As to the professionals, 'both men and women cathect virtuosos.
represents, in projection, the inability to cathect an element of the pleasure-physiologic body ego sufficiently so as to endow it with turgor" (p.
In complex addiction, people not only derive taste pleasure from sugar but cathect to it as well, finding in a candy bar or bowl of ice cream a deep psychological comfort, a sense of security or self-reward that developed in childhood.
Later, he was able to jettison the woman, to cathect, as it were, by eroticization, the landscape by depicting it from the perspective of a body moving through it.
We subjects of capitalist societies have to talk about the ways in which we are constructed to eroticize and cathect pain, as well as the way pain is transformed into pleasure, and self-destruction into self-creation.
Barthes refers to his experience in Morocco to explain that political issues in postcolonial Arab countries actually cathect language and to suggest that linguistics needs some equivalent of Marxism's Capital to theorize the appropriation and ownership of the resource of language.
Their love of markets is especially paradoxical as agency is exercised mostly through consumerism, but they cathect their anger to the big corporations who frustrate their individual freedom by diminishing their purchasing power.