PAUL HOGGETT's article "Perverse Social Structures" (Journal of Psycho-Social Studies Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2010) - which I just found again by searching in Google ...
... Reminds me of Lacan's psychoanalytic theorizing (who departs theoretically from Freud creating something anew), but where this article adds a kind of countercultural sensibility. For Lacan's symbolic, imaginary (mirror) and real registers, the imaginary could be seen as the as-if. I head in the direction of as-if with computer multimedia in defining "virtual" in my actual-virtual Harbin ethnographic book (http://bit.ly/HarbinBook), and explicitly touch on this re Lacan's thinking (e.g. https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/06/mauve-phyllidiella-pustulosa-jacques.html).
But Lacan was alive, teaching and practicing psychoanalysis in France / Belgium in the 1960s/1970s, so seemed attuned to counterculture himself ...
See the fascinating hour long video of Lacan in about 1970 here -
with a few other of my Lacan blogposts here -
Lacan's symbolic, imaginary (mirror) and real registers -
Am also interested in questions of an individual's agency re "perverse social structures" ... and re questions of John Money's pair-bonding and troop-bonding (https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweet-birch-questions-of-determinism-on.html and https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/05/eastern-cottonhead-rabbit-building-on.html) re an evolutionary biological understanding of social aspects of being human primates and living in human societies. Curious how all ~200 nation states will emerge in a realistic virtual earth building on issues/questions of neoliberalism and developing social democracies ...
This could be the #1 problem today requiring mass education, Wor Uni can address
On 8/4/17, Scot C...
> Excellent article by Paul Hoggett (attached) on perverse social structures
> and the "as-if" false reference frames they create that we sometimes mistake
> for reality; from the Journal of Psycho-Social Studies Volume 4, Issue 1,
> June 2010
> More true today than when he wrote it in 2010. Thoughts?
- Scott MacLeod
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Related World Univ subject pages for wiki (so mass) open teaching and learning
Nation States wiki subject at WUaS each a CC MIT OCW-centric (in its 7 languages) and Yale OYC-centric University ...
Psychoanalysis wiki subject at WUaS (planned in all countries' official/main languages)
Psychoanalysis wiki subject at WUaS ...
Governance wiki subject at WUaS ...
Government wiki subject at WUaS ...
Artificial Intelligence wiki subject at WUaS (planned too in all countries' official/main languages) ...
I think many of the questions implicit in Hoggett's article will also become newly addressed with A.I. ...