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The psychopolitics of the oriental father : between omnipotence and emasculation

Author: by B�ulent Somay, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. ; Bülent Somay
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgravae Macmillan, 2014.
Series: Studies in the psychosocial.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Psychopolitics of the Oriental Father problematizes the East/West dimorphism, especially focusing on the so-called 'Modernisation' or 'Westernisation' processes in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey. Its main hypothesis is that 'Modernisation' and 'Westernisation' are only euphemisms for the advent of capitalism in Asiatic and African societies, which lead to fatal transformations of the cultural and political  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: by B�ulent Somay, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. ; Bülent Somay
ISBN: 9781137462657 1137462655
OCLC Number: 881859123
Description: xvi, 243 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword; Slavoj Zizek Introduction 1. Is East East and West West? 2. The Function of the Father in the East and the West 3. The First Triangulation: Desire, Mimicry, Revolt 4. The Second Triangulation: Desire, OEzenti, Envy 5. Europeanness as Masquerade 6. The Primordial Father Reborn 7. The Invention of (Re)Covering Conclusion: Prolegomena for Another Modernity/Authenticity
Series Title: Studies in the psychosocial.
Responsibility: by Bülent Somay, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.
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With a foreword by Slavoj Zizek, this book explores the Father Function in the East in the process of 'Modernisation', arguing that 'Modernisation' and 'Westernisation' are euphemisms for the advent  Read more...

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