The entwinement of affects and the public dimension seems an enigma. We cannot resolve this problem if we continue to refer to the Freudian analysis that deals with the classic dualisms opposing violence to order, love to death, and the body to social order. A feminist analysis, reworking psychoanalytical knowledge, offers another thesis. Taking the concept of 'affects' - defined as one's corporeal drives in their sociocultural expression - a different analysis and new political practices emerge. This concerns recognizing a necessary tension between an irreducible singularity and the 'being-together' dimension, which is beyond the classic dualism opposing the body to the Law.

Giardini F (1999). Public affects - Clues towards a political practice of singularity. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WOMEN'S STUDIES, 6(2), 149-159 [10.1177/135050689900600203].

Public affects - Clues towards a political practice of singularity

GIARDINI, FEDERICA
1999

Abstract

The entwinement of affects and the public dimension seems an enigma. We cannot resolve this problem if we continue to refer to the Freudian analysis that deals with the classic dualisms opposing violence to order, love to death, and the body to social order. A feminist analysis, reworking psychoanalytical knowledge, offers another thesis. Taking the concept of 'affects' - defined as one's corporeal drives in their sociocultural expression - a different analysis and new political practices emerge. This concerns recognizing a necessary tension between an irreducible singularity and the 'being-together' dimension, which is beyond the classic dualism opposing the body to the Law.
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