Heteropathic

Related to Heteropathic: Reappoint, reacquainted, took ill

Het`er`o`path´ic


a.1.Of or pertaining to the method of heteropathy; allopathic.
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In other words, in contrast to idiopathic identification, heteropathic identification preserves and brings into play multilayered and ineluctable differences between representations of those who suffered trauma and those to whom the traumatic experiences are conveyed at a later point.
However, heteropathic identification becomes more complicated in works centered on the figure and perspective of a child.
Referencing Kaja Silverman's work, Hirsch describes displacement as a form of heteropathic identification in which "the child victim of incomprehensible horror" supplants '"the appetite for alterity' with an urge toward identity.
The deftness with which his mother, his brothers, and even his father are disappeared from the scene or, as in the case of Higgins's song, appropriated as proxy for us should tell us something about the primacy of heteropathic identification with Kurdi as the image of his dead body washed up on a Turkish beach went viral on the Internet.
Postmemory, however, distinguishes itself from memory insofar as it is generally a heteropathic phenomenon, in that it threatens to usurp the identifying subject's own personality, yet it is simultaneously filtered through familial or other group relations.
Jill Bennett develops this idea more fully when she claims that in postcolonial literature, theory and politics, it is an ethical imperative to share suffering "via a form of heteropathic identification" (2003, 181), in other words, that art and its reception should avoid an identification with the pain of the other based on sameness which is centered on the self and risks annihilation of the other's experience, and promote instead a relationship of identification at a distance that acknowledges the other as other.
Marianne Hirsch associates her own notion of postmemory with Kaja Silverman's "heteropathic recollection'--her elaborate psychoanalytic theorization of the self's ability to take on the memory of others, even culturally devalued others, through a process of heteropathic identification" (1997, 273n6).
In this way, the heteropathic identification is constituted through two overlapping allusions in lines nine to eleven, one to the parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25 and one to the anointing of Christ in Matthew 26, which was attributed to Mary Magdalen in the period.
9) Silverman is clear that such heteropathic identification is perhaps only a utopian mode of seeing, and there remains a certain impossibility of actually seeing through an other's eyes.
How should we otherwise explain certain obvious disorders of interpersonal life, such as the thing that Scheler calls heteropathic identification with another, whereby one person is completely taken over by another, as in hypnosis as well as in certain hypnotic dependencies of one person on another?
Such empathy can "counteract" victimization or "numbing" to become a sort of "virtual, not vicarious, experience related to what Kaja Silverman has termed heteropathic identification, in which emotional response comes with respect for the other and the realization that the experience of the other is not one's own" (p.
In other words, they face an exaggerated case of "postmemory," which Marianne Hirsch defines as "a form of heteropathic memory in which the self and the other are more closely connected through familial or group relation, for example, through what it means to be Jewish, or Polish.