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Com efeito, a figura do "pai" desempenha o papel de "superego" da sociedade, visto que esta ultima encontra-se carente de um orgao central que fixe os "valores socialmente adequados" (MAUS, 2002, p.
We argue that the questions Goffman raised and the framework through which he sought answers to those questions cannot be fully understood without an engagement with psychoanalysis, specifically the concepts of repression, ego-ideal and superego. (6)
Both one, irony, and the other, humor, are stories that tell "[...] how the superego was destroyed and by whom, and what was the sequel to this destruction"; or "[...] how the ego, in an entirely different context and in a different struggle, is beaten and expelled" (DELEUZE, 1991, p.
Sigmund Freud first introduced the concept of the superego in 1923 in a work entitled The Ego and the Id.
The primitive superego present in the severe masochistic perversions directs the patient in accordance with a culture of violence; a superego morality in which violation is veracity and torment is the truth.
At the same time, Claire's resolution of her conflict with parental authority leads to an especially deep internal divide between ego and superego. Whereas Freud presumes that the constitutive dependency of the ego upon the moral supremacy and "categorical imperative" of its superego results from the earlier "introjection" into the ego of the first objects of the subject's libidinal impulses (Ego 49), namely, the two parents ("Economic Problem" 167), the supremacy of Claire's superego is compromised by the lack of a prior affective bond between parent and child and by the continued physical abuse through which her father reinforces her submission, both of which enable a greater resistance on the part of her ego.
(5) The kind of care or even love at stake in this schema, however, also suggests a locus of maternal solicitude (for children qua infantilized citizens) that Lacan associates, again beyond or around that point in mental space of the Big Other, with a "Thing" animating not so much desire in its foreclosed but stabilizing satisfactions (or sublimations) as a "breakdown by means of which a certain psychic function, the superego, seems to find in itself its own exacerbation, as a result of a kind of malfunctioning of the brakes which should limit its proper authority" (The Ethics 143).
An innocuous and mildly amusing example is the difference between the use of the term "ego" by pioneering neurologist Sigmund Freud, which hearkened back to its Latin meaning as the self, and the misimpression grasped by a number of students of psychology who assume that Freud, writing in the Victorian era, meant precisely what they mean by ego and therefore what they presume superego to mean.
O decimo oitavo capitulo, O Superego: enigmas metapsicologicos e desafios clinicos, problematiza tres aspectos no estudo de um caso clinico: a relacao do superego com a pulsao de morte e com as neuroses de destino, a diferenciacao entre superego e ideal de ego e a figura do superego benevolente e suas relacoes com o ideal de ego e com a sublimacao.
A concluding chapter considers William Burroughs, Brett Easton Ellis, and the sociologist Philip Rieff, who pines for "the revivification of the cultural superego," and with whose views Fuchs sympathizes.
The dream reveals the ego's desire to re-arrange the elements of the genealogical discourse on identity, challenging the superego's memory of the formal "pattern" of this discourse.