Monday, March 12, 2012

Freud famously writes that “in analysis we never discover a ‘no’ in the unconscious”




The dreaming, imagining, thinking, say- ing, writing, representing, making, or performing of anything may be taken, first of all, as an affirmation that what is dreamt, imag- ined, thought, etc., is present within us as a memory, a fantasy, a wish, a representative of an affective state or force, an object that matters to us, or an intra- or intersubjective relationship in which we are, in one way or another, a participant. A negative judgment attached to that idea, object, or relationship is irrelevant with regard to this fundamental fact and indicates only that we feel compelled to distance ourselves from it and to disown it.
- Andrea Fraser - There's no place like home

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