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The Future Life of Trauma: Partitions, Borders, Repetition

Jennifer Yusin


The Future Life of Trauma elaborates a transformation in the concepts of trauma and event by situating a ground-breaking encounter between psychoanalytic and postcolonial discourses. It unfolds a new materialism that asserts the coincidence between the symbolic and empirical domains of life. Proceeding from the formation of psychical life as it is presented in the Freudian metapsychology, Future Life thinks anew the relation between temporality and the traumatized subjectivity, demonstrating how the psychic event, understood as a traumatic event, is a material reality that alters the determini ... More

Keywords: event, memory, postcolonial, psychoanalysis, transformation, trauma

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823275458
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823275458.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Yusin, editor
Drexel University

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