What are these agglomerated soft receptacles for libidinal energy
if not an otaku variation on the knitted afghans and stuffed animals in Mike Kelley's More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid, 1987?
Barratt clearly takes Freud's supposedly obsolete economic model very seriously, regarding libidinal energy
as non-metaphorical reality: 'We then suffer as our libidinality is no longer free-flowing and we become alienated from our capacity for erotic joy' (p.
He cannot adequately discharge this dangerous libidinal energy
, and as he becomes more conscious of it, his anxiety intensifies.
One transforms the energy of the drives into libidinal energy
By thus resolving this incestuous conundrum, the boy passes into the latency period, channeling his repressed libidinal energy
into asexual pursuits such as school, athletics, and same-sex friendships.
Vampires are pure id, libidinal energy
incarnate, and this makes them both dangerous and dangerously attractive.
This conflict manifested itself in two ways: through narcissism's internalization of libidinal energy
and paranoia's externalization of the ideal self.
The erotic being defined as "the biological sexual drive expressed in and mediated through the socially and culturally specific," it follows that the whole field of human activities is invested with libidinal energy
wherever the divisions between the powered and the disempowered are concerned (9).
The most frequently reported effect of sex work on participants' sexuality concerns libidinal energy
Hall's splendid discussion of Silas Marner argues that Silas's socialization should be read against the grain as the violent penetration of a private world by the social body, where the harmless fondling of coins signifies a self-abusive hoarding of libidinal energy
Granted shifts in terminology, in Revolution du langage poetique, Julia Kristeva reproduces much the same stereotypes: the semiotic, or "the presymbolic libidinal energy
of the mother-infant bond" (p.
Artists are not exempt from the pains or joys which "convulse our physical being" (1964, 28-29) and express this libidinal energy
in the work.