anality


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anality

(eɪˈnælɪtɪ)
n
the characteristic or psychological state of being anal
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Anality proliferates, as Allan shows, from our preoccupations with "proto-gays" to the now stock "anal" character (a la Freud) in comedy, such as Will in Will and Grace or Mitch in Modern Family.
Impact of family environment and support on adherence metabolic control, and anality of life in adolescents with diabetes.
Para Gunn, "the Metro Defecator represents a figure who has regressed to embrace his anality as a way to resist transnational capitalists he resists imperial globalization [...] he resists imperial globalization by taking back his anus, celebrating the excesses of his own productive capacity and calling for others to do the same" (82).
Masten's chapter 6 challenges the critical tendency primarily to associate anal sex with crime and punishment, arguing instead that anality was in some sense related to the subjectivity of all early modern people.
This behavior reminds one of Freud's early work on anality, in which anal traits include stinginess, a sense of magical omnipotence and sadism.
Kohut (1996) was explicit in differentiating between obsessions and/or compulsions as symptoms of structural conflict, as in representing the reactivation and regressive return to anality following oedipal anxieties, and their presence as a feature of narcissistic 'self-disintegration' (p.
Any kindness or empathy I have, I learned from my mother--also probably a bit of my precision and anality. My father was an engineer.
In fact, Freud associates sadism not with the organ of vision but rather with anality (he refers to the "sadisticanal" disposition).
Indeed, though Lacan is not speaking about anality, it is worth noting the importance of jouissance to the "structural analysis" and how meaning is revealed by and through jouissance, "[t]his is where the work begins.
Anality in Godard has often been associated with defilement and violence, bodies turned against themselves or each other, but in Adieu au langage, scatology becomes a sclerotic joke, Rodin's Thinker recast as a contemplative man taking a dump.
Otherwise, the nineteenth century's hygienic ideal would have irreversibly developed into an obsequious, meticulous, and parsimonious anality, of which our present civilization is hardly an example."(42)