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- noun obsolete Jollity; merriment.
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- noun obsolete
Enjoyment, delight, pleasure.
- noun The sexual connotation (i.e.
orgasm) lacking in the English word " enjoyment", and therefore left untranslated in English editions of the works of the French psychoanalystJacques Lacan.
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Lacan introduced the term jouissance as a foundation of the pleasure principle, which, at its furthest extreme in the pleasure/pain dialectic, becomes suffering.
It is humor that illustrates the potential force of recognizing the humor, jouissance, that is already present in language anyway.
Those who believe in the power of "jouissance" need to be able not just to know what displeases or alienates them; rather they need - sometimes - help to articulate that which they would change and to do that they need addresses, processes and printing facilities that are beyond most individuals.
First, he considers Jacques-Alain Miller's suggestion that after the fantasy is traversed there is a kind of jouissance in language, a kind of pleasure in meaningless, empty speech.
The presence of Hal adds the dimension of real to the scene and provides access to the jouissance which is thwarted by the pleasure principle, i.e. the principle of sticking to the level of minimum enjoyment to prevent the slightest unpleasant possibility.
Žižek argues that sexual repression has largely been replaced by 'jouissance' ( 'excess enjoyment') in consumer capitalism.
But let's not be naive, to follow Jesus does not mean we go to church where more identity occurs: i.e., the speaker proclaims through a sermon what a christian should look like, or pay out more money to charities, or sing more songs that promise spiritual jouissance.
Yes, in the final analysis, after we have had our sum of synaptical jouissance, it pretty much is about making babies.
And everybody, it seems, is shadowed by an imaginary other person, a lucky counterpart, who gets all the happiness going; Lacan writes of "the jealousy born in a subject in his relation to an other, insofar as this other is held to enjoy a certain form of jouissance or superabundant vitality".
The aim, in other words, is precisely the necrophilic jouissance of postponement, an endless deferral, a tantric-sex approach to narrative satisfaction.