The New Wounded. From Neurosis to Brain Damage. Catherine Malabou. Translated by Steven Miller. FORD HAM UNIVERSITY PRESS. NEW YORK 20 1 2. Catherine Malabou’s star has been steadily rising in the Anglophone world over the last several years. Numerous books have appeared in. This book employs a philosophical approach to the “new wounded” (brain lesion The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage. Catherine Malabou.
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They are victims of various cerebral lesions or attacks, including degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Changes caused by cerebral lesions frequently manifest themselves as an unprecedented metamorphosis in the patient’s identity.
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A person with Alzheimer’s disease, for example, is not–or not only–someone who has “changed” or been “modified” but rather a subject who has become someone else. The behavior of subjects who are victims of “sociopolitical traumas,” such as abuse, war, terrorist attacks, or sexual assaults, displays striking resemblances to that of subjects who have suffered brain damage.
Thus today the border separating organic trauma and sociopolitical trauma is increasingly porous. Effacing the limits that separate “neurobiology” from “sociopathy,” brain damage tends also to blur the boundaries thee history and nature.
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At the same time, it reveals that political oppression today assumes the guise of a traumatic blow rhe of all justification. We are thus dealing with a strange mixture of nature and politics, in which politics takes on the appearance of nature, and nature disappears in order to assume the mask of politics. The Neurological Subordination of Sexuality pp.
From the Neurological Novel to the Theater of Absence pp.
Identity Without Precedent pp. The Neutralization of Cerebrality pp. Freud and Preexisting Fault Lines pp. What Is a Psychic Event? Traumatic Neurosis and War Neurosis in Question pp. Rehabilitating the Event pp.
The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage by Catherine Malabou
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