Populations of Misre/Cognition

Por: Siobhan F. Guerrero McManus 

When Jacques Lacan coined the term “méconnaisance” or “misrecognition,” he was referring to the way in which amaturing subject comes to understand his or her encounter with his or her own reflection in the mirror—a psycho developmental period also known as The Mirror Stage; this encounter, as Lacan ([1949] 2009) theorized, leads to the emergence of an idealized projection of who the subjectis. This “Ideal I” that emerges from this encounter with the virtual Other, that is nonetheless the Self, produces both a recognition and a mis-recognition of this “I”.

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