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Революция и време: контекст и психоаналитичен обрат в творчеството на Юлия Кръстева
Revolution and Time: Context and the Psychoanalytic Turn in Julia Kristeva’s Writings

Author(s): Miglena Nikolchina
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, History and theory of sociology, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: revolution; revolt; time; robot; transhumanization

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines Kristeva’s persistent interest in revolution/revolt as a problem of time (rupture, breach, schism but also turn, curve, perpetual movement) and as a problem in time (“What revolt today?”). The methodological turn from linguistic to psychoanalysis plays a crucial role in the shift of Kristeva’s thought from the political interface of poetic language to her later emphasis on intimate revolt as the basis of social renewal and to her current take on the sick ideality at the heart of new forms of revolt. This shift, however, is not only a matter of methodological priority but also of a vibrant sensitivity to shifting social, political, technological and cultural exigencies. Evoking Dante’s neologism trasumanar, “transhumanize” in her recent work, Kristeva’s reflection moves from anamnesis to fantasy and from return to rupture in order to re-open the question of revolt as a defining characteristic of the human.

  • Issue Year: 50/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 42-63
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian