In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue for our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection. What Bersani in. intimacies – LEO BERSANI & ADAM PHILLIPS. “Imagine: a rather attractive man in his thirties persuades a young man he meets at a shopping. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Intimacies / Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips | Review: “Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam.

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In his account of barebacking, Bersani turns to “pre-modern” expressions of religious piety — namely the Quietist practice of “pure love” — to explain how the putative “self-destructiveness” of unprotected gay male sex bespeaks something more radical: Preview — Intimacies by Leo Bersani. A discussion of the radical practice of barebacking—unprotected anal sex between gay men—delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal.

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Minnette Lehmann rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Opening the iTunes Store. The impersonal narcissism Bersani yearns for may be much more widely available in the arts than he thinks.


In Bersani and Phillips recent work on Intimacies, the authors want to work out a ‘new story’ about intimacy and interpersonal relationships, as one might do in an essay. In Freudian terms, the hyperbolic ego risks being shattered by its own narcissistically thrilling inflation. Get to Know Us. Berszni is often lyrical, even occasionally elegiac, but for a book about impersonal narcissism I found it surprisingly poignant, personal, and affecting.

We feature over in-depth reviews of a wide range of books and DVDs written by our reviewers from many backgrounds and bbersani. The book is written for those with considerable understanding of psychoanalytic theory — in both its current and historical references.

Nico rated it it was amazing May 02, Intimacies is available for download from Apple Books. These are used to demonstrate the ‘sexually neutralized encounter,’ referring to Phillips’ remark, “[p]sychoanalysis is about what two people can say to intmiacies other if they agree not to have sex. What is uniquely psychoanalytic is the notion that the pleasurable power of satisfied aggression is itself a threat to the agent of aggression.


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The most disorienting aspect of the psychoanalytic map of the human psyche is a group of unstable polarities sadism and masochism, eros and thanatos, ego and super-egopolarities whose opposite points, or locations, or instances, can simultaneously maintain, if only for heuristic purposes, their distinctness, and collapse into identity.

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