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


Soreanu discusses the idea of recognition in terms of ‘registers of the social’. There are always smaller or greater mis-inscriptions, mis-translations, mis-recognitions traversing the social domain. There is an inclination (of traumatic origin) to answer a social demand in a social language other than the one in which it was originally formulated. The chapter asks questions about the metapsychology of recognition, and about the psychic fragments that are involved in the acts of denial or recognition. Taking the confusion of tongues seriously creates a novel strand of critical theory, where the forms of dismemberment and fragmentation of the psyche are carefully investigated. Soreanu theorises the confusion of tongues between the ‘register of redistribution’ and the ‘register of recognition’ and their manifestation during the Brazilian uprising.


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

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