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  • Raluca Soreanu
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Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)

Abstract

Soreanu proposes a dialogue between Sándor Ferenczi and Cornelius Castoriadis, and she arrives at a ‘magmatic’ understanding of the social. The chapter shows how in social theory ‘the unconscious’ is often treated thinly. Following Ferenczi’s voice, Soreanu discusses alienation and ideology in terms of ‘hypocrisy’. The chapter also explores the utopian elements that arise from here, and a curious new political actor, homo infans. Finally, it specifies one of the main answers that the book proposes to the question of ‘the social life of psychic fragments’: starting from the Orpha-fragment of the psyche, a ‘guardian angel’ coming into being in the moment of the traumatic attack, Soreanu offers an account of Orphic socialities and Orphic acts.

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  • Raluca Soreanu
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  1. 1.Department of Psychosocial StudiesBirkbeck CollegeLondonUK

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