• Arthur Asa Berger


Superglues have the distinctive quality of bonding immediately on contact. This chapter deals with the history and invention of superglues and with their functionality. They were used by surgeons in the Vietnam War with good effect. The chapter also offers a psychoanalytic analysis of the superglue phenomenon and suggests they are seen, in the unconscious, as a means of rescuing the world from entropy by “saving” things that have broken apart from being thrown out and thus keeping the world more orderly.


Superglue Functionality Psychoanalytic significance 

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  • Arthur Asa Berger
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  1. 1.Department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication ArtsSan Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA

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