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Wilton Barnhardt

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646800

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.001.0001

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On Peripersonal Space

On Peripersonal Space

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(p.137) On Peripersonal Space
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Every True Pleasure
Author(s):
Brian Blanchfield
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0013

In his personal essay On Peripersonal Space, Brian Blanchfield uses the concept of peripersonal space-the entire volume of space within a person's reach, or within a single conceivable momentary extension of his person-as a metaphor to explore the complicated relationship with his mother both throughout childhood and after coming out as gay in adulthood.

Keywords:   On Peripersonal Space, Brian Blanchfield, personal essay, peripersonal space, relationships, mother, psychology, stepfather, childhood

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