This research is an attempt to coalesce sociology and psychoanalysis and to approach less palpable and more insidious aspects of xenophobia. I have used the Lacanian concept of perversion to address the question of xenophobia as a recurrent phenomenon. Once again, xenophobia has reached the point where Europe’s death is seen imminent by neo-conservatives like Douglas Murray whose book, The Strange Death of Europe; Immigration, Identity, Islam has been my case of study. This is an attempt at understanding xenophobia as a social problem characterized by an essential corporeality that has been neglected in social sciences. I suggest that the xenophobic is the perverse who is calling on the father to stop the flow of abjects into the house. The abjects are Unheimliche in Lacan’s terms whose appearance in the house has caused phobia in the perverse. In a precise manner, I will practically analyze xenophobia enunciated by Murray in his book and in the end I will suggest what has to be borne in mind in treating xenophobia whose subject is desperately calling for a charismatic leader to show face and lead him to terminate the flow of migration. The xenophobic is making scenery that is a necessity for him to feel satisfied. If the EU forgets her part and is incapable of playing her part in the xenophobic’s fantasy the scene collapses.
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Father, can you hear me? The abject is in the house
a lacanian analysis of a case of xenophobia master thesis
Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften