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Negotiating with the Archetype: Essentialism versus Heteronormativity

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul Attinello


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Jungian archetypal theory is originally based on an essentialist point of view. That essentialism, though it is something to which many are now culturally, ideologically or personally opposed, is plausibly rooted in real evolutionary/neurological patterns – though most Jungians, in working with the complexity of contemporary gender identities, agree that it is always possible to generate extensive psychic structures that differ from their neurological bases. Using these theoretical constructs, it may be possible to look again at musical works to recover the impact of an archetypal art.

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Author(s): Attinello P

Series Editor(s): Freya Jarman, John Richardson

Publication type: Online Publication

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Radical Musicology

Year: 2019

Acceptance date: 16/06/2017

ISSN (print): 1751-7788

Publisher: Radical Musicology

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne


Notes: Chapter of web publication Queer Sounds & Spaces


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