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The Turn to Affect: A Critique
  • R. Leys
  • History
  • Critical Inquiry
  • 1 March 2011
In this essay I plan to discuss the general turn to affect, particularly the turn to the neurosciences of emotion, that has recently taken place in the humanities and social sciences.2 The rise ofExpand
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Trauma : A Genealogy
Psychic trauma is one of the most frequently invoked ideas in the behavioural sciences and the humanities today. Yet bitter disputes have marked the discussion of trauma ever since it first became anExpand
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The Mystery of Courage
Few of us spend much time thinking about courage, but we know it when we see it - or do we? Is it best displayed by marching into danger, making the charge, or by resisting, enduring withoutExpand
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The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique
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Mead's Voices: Imitation as Foundation, or, the Struggle against Mimesis
  • R. Leys
  • Sociology
  • Critical Inquiry
  • 1 January 1993
Apres avoir souligne les vicissitudes du paradigme de l'imitation-suggestion dans l'histoire de la pensee sociale americaine, l'auteur se livre a une etude critique des travaux de G.H.Mead.
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Both of Us Disgusted in My Insula
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IIAffect and Intention: A Reply to William E. Connolly
  • R. Leys
  • History
  • Critical Inquiry
  • 1 June 2011
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Meyer's dealings with Jones: a chapter in the history of the American response to psychoanalysis.
  • R. Leys
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
  • 1 October 1981
Although Adolf Meyer, first director of the Phipps Clinic at John Hopkins, did much to promote a knowledge of psychoanalysis in the United States, he never identified his views with those of Freud.Expand
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Types of One: Adolf Meyer's Life Chart and the Representation of Individuality
We are all "individuals" and we are alike only in one fact, in the fact that we are all different. I am often reminded of a little joke that was made on me by a friend of mine in Chicago who thoughtExpand
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