The Psychopolitics of the Oriental Father

Between Omnipotence and Emasculation

  • Bülent Somay

Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial Series book series (STIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Bülent Somay
    Pages 1-16
  3. Bülent Somay
    Pages 17-39
  4. Bülent Somay
    Pages 115-138
  5. Bülent Somay
    Pages 139-157
  6. Bülent Somay
    Pages 158-179
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 194-243

About this book


With a foreword by Slavoj Žižek, this book explores the Father Function in the East in the process of 'Modernisation', arguing that 'Modernisation' and 'Westernisation' are euphemisms for the advent of capitalism in Asiatic and African societies which lead to fatal transformations of the cultural and political incarnatations of the Oriental Father.


Desire Europeanisation Father Function Hat Headscarf Modernisation objet petit a Occident Orient Oriental Despotism Ottoman Empire pas tout Performance Phallus Splitting Turkey Westernisation psychosocial East/West Primordial Father Europe father transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Bülent Somay
    • 1
  1. 1.Istanbul Bilgi UniversityTurkey

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