Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Charmingly persuasive and daringly provocative, Intimacies is a rare. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Intimacies / Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips | Review: “Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam. In Intimacies and in this interview, Leo Bersani asks “does knowledge of the Other create a foundation for intimacy?” Troubling certain.

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Aden Neumeister rated it really liked it Sep 22, Each new text counts as one lot! The book begins with a description of the film Confidences trop intimes translated as Intimate Strangersand Henry James’ work, The Beast in the Junglethe latter vaguely referred to in the movie. Charmingly persuasive and daringly provocative, Intimacies is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche.

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A Discussion of Leo Bersani’s “Intimacies” and his Views on Queer Intellectuals

Rudy Oldeschulte trained in psychoanalysis with Anna Freud, and teaches psychology and ethics at a local community college.

A discussion of the radical practice of barebacking – unprotected anal sex between gay men – delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal. Sent out monthly, these announcements list our recent reviews.

Log in to Reply. Our newsletter keeps you up to date with all new papers in your subjects. Therefore, the more we love our neighbor, the more we intimaciees to kill him and make off with his daughters and riding mower. Economics – Case Scenarios. The striking use of queer theory will provoke a response from most readers, but the main ideas in Intimacies have long been familiar.


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He wonders what might create a new mode of relationality altogether, and as he ponders this, he takes many fascinating detours that further illuminate his thinking. While I enjoy the writing of both authors, the layout and flow of ideas in this intimscies seem scattered. The Power of Eviland the Power of Love. Sociology – Gender Studies.


Rarely does the initial impetus for the discussion tie in neatly with where the chapter side of the conversation ends. The impersonal narcissism Bersani yearns for may be much more widely available in the arts than he thinks.

Politics – International Politics – Region: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue for our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection. To apply, write to our editor.

Asya rated it liked it Aug 13, Toula Chams rated it it was ok Nov 12, Queer Identity and Sexual Desire. Selected pages Title Page.

While this format is much like a real-life conversation, where neither partner may have a long-term plan for argumentation or, if they do, can not enact itin book form, much is lost. A rejection of civil rights strategies in favour of a politics of carnival, transgression, and parody which leads to deconstruction, decentering, revisionist readings, and an antiassimilationist politics; 4. Edward Said about the Responsibilty of the Intellectual.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. When Bersani leaps from the individual to the social, he raises a question about the difficulty of identifying the psychological motivator in group behavior: To ask other readers questions about Intimaciesplease sign up.

The brief introduction by Adam Phillips notes that psychoanalysis has “misled” us in our beliefs about what ought to happen by way of psychoanalytic exploration — that is, our belief that knowledge of oneself will be one avenue toward personal development, and ultimately intimacy with another — and that narcissism is a barricade to this journey forward.

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Formerly the principal child psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London, he lives in England. He also taught at Wellesley College and Imtimacies University. Books by Leo Bersani. Forster Howards End captured the desire of connecting “the prose and the passion” in a person’s relationship with another. Morgan on the other side wrote in her review: Their conversation takes as its point of departure psychoanalysis and its central importance to the modern imagination—though equally important is their shared sense that by misleading us about the importance of self-knowledge and the danger of narcissism, psychoanalysis has failed to realize its most exciting and innovative relational potential.

Mark’s Books after a workshop in then again and still loved this most: None of these excursions allow any further understanding of their attempt at formulating a new ‘story’ or ‘project’ about human relations.