Topology of Fear

Chiesa, Lorenzo (2008) Topology of Fear. Subjectivity, 24 (1). pp. 298-313. ISSN 1755-6341. E-ISSN 1755-635X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1057/sub.2008.25) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this paper, it is my intention to show how Lacan's theory of phobia, as exposed in his fourth seminar on object relations with specific regard to the Little Hans case, deals with space in terms that are not simply analogical. Not only does Lacan produce in this work a topography of phobia, a description of the places of phobia, but he also proposes that phobia, as a particular form of symbolization, is a topology, literally a signifying logos that creates space for the phobic subject. In addition to this, I also aim to sketch briefly the outlines of a possible dialogue between Lacan's topological notion of phobia and Mike Davis's fascinating redefinition of the contemporary late-capitalist Western metropolis, especially Los Angeles, as a constellation of phobic objects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: N. Isaeva
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 14:50 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 14:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42727 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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