anaclitic

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anaclitic

[¦an·ə¦klid·ik]
(psychology)
Pertaining to the dependence of the infant on the mother or mother substitute for a sense of well-being.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In his discussion of this constitutive process, Laplanche places great emphasis upon the Freudian concept of propping, or anaclisis. According to him, propping designates the process through which sexuality issues from non-sexual or instinctual activity.
Refining Said's formulation, David Bunn suggests that the colonial encounter with landscape generates "an exaggerated form of anaclisis, or 'propping' of one landscape paradigm upon another (Bunn, 2002, page 144).