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Stevens, G. (2018). The Potential of Paradox in States of Exile: Discussion of “States of Exile and Marginalization”. Psychoanal. Dial., 28(3):272-278.
   

(2018). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 28(3):272-278

The Potential of Paradox in States of Exile: Discussion of “States of Exile and Marginalization”

Garth Stevens, M.Psych., D.Litt. et Phil.

This commentary paper engages with Gillian Straker’s “States of Exile and Marginalization,” (this issue) in which she analyzes Tracey Moffatt’s film Night Cries through a Lacanian register. In addition, it surfaces certain aspects of Moffatt’s interpretation of her social world through the representational medium of her film. Tracing Straker’s themes of marginality and continued trauma as exilic consequences of colonization and coloniality, it also suggests that there are generative possibilities in the multiple states of exile that occur under such conditions, where the unknowability and irresolvability of trauma and its many associated states of exile are precisely what paradoxically allow for the emergence of productive alternatives to trauma repetition.

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