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Where might I find you? Objects and internal space for the father

Lewis, Gail A. (2012). Where might I find you? Objects and internal space for the father. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 17 pp. 137–152.

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This article explores the relationship between objects and their role in the recovery of (my) the father. Its distinguishing features include use of lived experience as gleaned through memory in combination with cultural and post-Kleinian theory in an exploration of the internal space constituted by Oedipal dynamics and domestic space inscribed as “multi-racial”. Its mode is free-associative, mirroring the act of remembering. It offers a distinctive contribution to the psychosocial, diaspora and memory literatures in its attempt to chart the simultaneous expansion of internal space and shrinking of ‘racial’ space that made room for a complicated, yet uncertain, psychic recognition of (my) the father.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: author (for contribution)
ISSN: 1543-3390
Keywords: father; racial and Oedipal dynamics; objects; memory; diaspora; psychosocial
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
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Item ID: 32372
Depositing User: Gail Lewis
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 09:14
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 18:24
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