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inject with libidinal energy

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Most significantly, it represses the mother-child affection, which only comes to the surface as an undercurrent in cathected material objects and in the already discussed unconventional, "incorrect" liminal writing.
According to LaCapra such events present special obstacles for reconstruction (artistic or otherwise) because "they are highly 'cathected' or invested with affect and considerations of value" (Writing History 18-19), making it nearly impossible to write about them from an objective point of view.
Tipping is a musical activity that, for many of my associates, is also highly cathected with sociohistorical associations of sex work.
Taken to its most problematic extreme, Lee Edelman argues in No Future that queer subjects who have been cathected as the death drive of the social should embrace such a position and seek to proliferate the dissolution of the Symbolic order, divesting themselves of any symbolic identifications and exploiting the disruptive potential of 'queer' jouissance.
There is no 'viewing in the round,' but rather looking is cathected along a very particular directional axis.
We can think, here, of Freud, for whom pleasures are possible because of a prior genesis that establishes a relation between desire and desired; the libido is a force that forms a relatively stable or "cathected" pool of ongoing equilibrium, relating to the outside world in terms of its own tendency towards quiescence.
To please and win affection of a cathected [other]" (p.
Stranger, perhaps, is just how much the two works resemble one another: both elegiac; both focussed on an idealised male figure in a highly cathected, glamourised landscape; and both constructing out of this an emblem of the nationalist writer's vocation.
Second, the physical repetition allows for the street to become a cathected part of the body image, linking the character's body itself.
autobiographical sequence, I do not chink his image is cathected with
They ponder the accoutrements that, in a different register, might mark the soldiers as effeminate and superficial, macaronis or fops--the monogrammed spatterdashes and carefully-tied hair braids--as highly cathected emblems of feeling and loss.
For Freud, melancholia is the pathological flip side of mourning, which may include not only the death of another person, but 'a loss of a more ideal kind,' which 'would suggest that melancholia is in some way related to an unconscious loss of a love-object' (4) in which a significant amount of libidinal energy has been cathected. Whereas in mourning, such a loss is grieved for a period of time before, eventually, the subject moves on and a new love-object is found, in Freud's description of the melancholic process, '[t]he object-cathexis proved to have little power, and was abandoned; but the free libido was withdrawn into the ego and not directed to another object ...
As Winnicott explains, there is a paradox in the concept of transitional objects: "the baby creates the object, but the object was there waiting to be created and to become a cathected object" ("Use" 89).
[native] quarry with the same zest as they felt when hunting wild beasts." (27) For such conquerors, to directly participate in such appalling viciousness would be to jeopardize their highly cathected self-images, to threaten their sense of humanity, so the job was delegated to an obvious proxy, "domesticated" animals--rendering the gore available for vicarious, thus self-image-preserving, enjoyment.
There is the possibility that his presence as a typically active boy figure goes some way to reinforcing the heterosexual resolution of Coraline's oedipal crisis in which the girl is sexually cathected to the male.