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Author O'Neill, John, 1933-

Title Incorporating cultural theory : maternity at the millennium / John O'Neill.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.4 ONEI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 202 pages,; 23 cm.
Series SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture.
SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Incorporating Theory 1 -- 1 Infant Theory 5 -- 2 Parsons's Baby: The Gift of Life 17 -- 3 What Gives (with Derrida)? 31 -- 4 Doubling Mother: The Case of Leonardo 47 -- 5 Becoming a Woman: The Case of Dora 65 -- 6 Becoming-Woman: The Case of Schreber 83 -- 7 Bourgeois Baby: The Case of Zeno 95 -- 8 "He(g)elle": Parricide in Derrida/Bataille 107 -- 9 Lyotard's Kids: Lost in the Post 119 -- 10 Jurassic Baby: Dinosaurs-R-USA 133 -- 11 Millennial Madonna: Born-in-the-UK 149 -- 12 ECCE HOMO-textuality: Barthes's Maternity 161 -- Conclusion: Remembering the Millennium 171.
Summary Incorporating Cultural Theory addresses the status of the body and sexuality in cultural criticism by focusing on issues of sexuality, intimacy, and identity. With a perspective grounded in body politics, O'Neill offers careful but contesting studies of theorists including Barthes, Derrida, Lyotard, Freud, Lacan, Hegel, Parsons, and Merleau-Ponty, that amplify his own overarching theoretical framework. Concluding chapters demonstrate the practicality of the author's body-political critical theory, offering analyses of Jurassic Park and the London Millennium Dome as cyborg practices designed to bypass the reproductive anxieties of bodies, families, and communities by shape-shifting the loss of a civic boundary. The overarching frame of the book -- maternity at the millennium -- provides a unique topic for using psychoanalysis to reconsider cultural studies, and O'Neill argues throughout for keeping cultural studies focused on wholeness and integration, instead of the fragmentation and alienation embraced by postmodern theoretical excesses.
Subject Human body -- Social aspects.
ISBN 0791452530 (alk. paper)
0791452549 (paperback: alk. paper)