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dc.contributor.authorNastovski, Katherine Slavka
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T20:53:40Z
dc.date.available2013-01-02T20:53:40Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4166
dc.descriptionPlease consult the paper edition of this thesis to read. It is available on the 5th Floor of the Library at Call Number: Z 9999 P55 N37 2005
dc.description.abstractAmbivalent Longings: Heim and its prefix-Anxiety and the Discourse of Home. Most succinctly, this paper is a critical collage of the politics of home depicted as a naturalized yet sacrosanct originary space that calls back. Indicating some of the implications of the way home is narrated, I reflect on the how the naturalization and romanticization of this imaginary grants home both immunity and force as an image and desire. I begin with an elaboration of the ambiguous and precarious distance between the home and unhomely. Through a collage of proximities and paradoxes, I argue that the relation between the home and unhomely challenges the notion of home understood singularly as pure positive refuge. Moving to a consideration of the politics of the imaging of home as origin; I explore the way home is feminized. Particularly, I focus on the image of womb, constituted as the most natural, originary home and yet also tied to the unhomely through its sublation to the feminine. In this section, I elucidate some of the ambivalences that shape home by venturing into the erasures and confused placements that mark womb as an image. In the final section, I look at the idea of nostalgia - at how home is narrated as prescribing return. I explore the location of these images of home, particularly as they reside in economies of presence and as they are tied to a politics of individuated subjectivity that already posits separate entities.en_US
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dc.subjectHome -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectAnxietyen_US
dc.titleAmbivalent longings: Heim and its prefix : anxiety and the discourse of homeen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Philosophyen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanitiesen_US
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