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cathexis

 [kah-thek´sis]
in psychiatry, conscious or unconscious investment of psychic energy in a person, idea, or any other object. adj., adj cathec´tic.

ca·thex·is

(kă-thek'sis),
A conscious or unconscious attachment of psychic energy to an idea, object, or person.
[G. kathexis, a holding in, retention]

ca·thex·is

(kă-thek'sis)
A conscious or unconscious attachment of psychic energy to an idea, object, or person.
[G. kathexis, a holding in, retention]

cathexis

A Freudian concept in which ‘emotional energy’ is said to be concentrated on, or attached to, an idea, person or object, in much the way, according to Freud, that an electric charge can be retained on insulating material. The investment of ‘libidinal’ energy in something. See also FREUDIAN THEORY.
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Cathexis is a multi-strategy holding company based in Houston, Texas with investments ranging from real estate and energy to private equity.
Sin embargo, queda pendiente analizar la otra dimension de la estructura de genero, a decir de las relaciones de cathexis, que, si bien aluden al deseo y a las emociones en terminos generales, aqui las abordare en tanto formas de presion/deseo cultural para emigrar a Estados Unidos y, de esta forma, forjar identidades de genero.
CCTV market and Cathexis is an important part of it."
(9,10,25) In the current study, we examined wife's autonomy and husband's inequitable gender attitudes--which are related to sexual division of power and cathexis, respectively, in the theory of gender and power--because they may be directly related to relationship power and, in turn, HIV risk.
I think your comment about embrace--the fleeting sweetness in so much poetic exchange, even (especially) in real life and love, why being in love so often feels like being in a poem (and not just the other way around)--identifies a central elegiac concern running throughout This Can't Be Life, but especially in the long poem "Typing 'Wild Speech.'" Here, in an elegy for his friend Geoff, a suicide, cathexis and auto-response bloom out when Ward notices Geoff's eerie resemblance to the actor playing Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in the biopic Control.
Cathexis is met with catharsis and the therapy of remembering overcomes the horrors and tortures of a prison cell.
El significado de ese pelo perdido, tan propio de la loca, se puede clarificar a traves de la relectura de Elizabeth Grosz y sus ideas kristeveanas de lo abyecto en la que, las partes desmontables del cuerpo, como el pelo, retain something of the cathexis and value of a body part even when they are separated from the body.
The global cathexis invested in Thompson's polemical interventions of the end of the 1970s is nowadays much thinner on the ground.
Oakland, CA: Cathexis Press, 2011, 317 pp., $14,95, paperback
De ello se deriva que nos proponga entonces analizar las relaciones de genero en base a tres dimensiones que se articulan de multiples maneras: (i) las relaciones de produccion (labor); (ii) las relaciones de poder, donde las conductas violentas se asocian a una supuesta esencia masculina; y (iii) las relaciones de afecto, emociones y sexualidad social (cathexis).
A psychiatrist-friend remarks to another man at one of her dinner parties, "So what do you think of Beverly's Mary cathexis?"