Aphanisis: Patricia Williams and Ernest Jones

Lebeau, Vicky (2015) Aphanisis: Patricia Williams and Ernest Jones. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 20 (2). ISSN 1088-0763

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Abstract

This article reads between Patricia Williams’ The Alchemy of Race and Rights and Ernest Jones’s ‘repressed’ concept of aphanisis, which was first introduced in the 1920s, and is frequently referred to but rarely elaborated in the psychoanalytic literature. Starting from Williams’ use of psychoanalysis as a means to think the relation between law, hatred, and culture, the article goes back to Jones’s writings from the 1920s-1940s to track the emergence and vicissitudes of aphanisis as a concept. The concept has the potential to make a unique contribution to the development of psychosocial studies.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0173 Psychoanalysis
P Language and Literature
Depositing User: Vicky Lebeau
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2015 11:22
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2015 12:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53126
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