The Resource Daydreams and the function of fantasy, Meta Regis

Daydreams and the function of fantasy, Meta Regis

Label
Daydreams and the function of fantasy
Title
Daydreams and the function of fantasy
Statement of responsibility
Meta Regis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We all daydream and yet the purpose of waking fantasy, or episodes of conscious and private fiction-making, has never been really clarified. Instead, mainstream psychology characterises the daydream as task-distracted mind wandering, which does little to explain why people engage in creating fictions of often unrealizable proportions regularly for themselves, at times incidentally and at other times deliberately. This work overturns, re-organises and redefines established concepts of the role of waking fantasy in human life. It shows how the purpose of all fantasy is to transform mood states into specific emotional responses, a feature apparent in daydreams, sexual fantasies and even unconscious fantasy structures. Understanding how feeling states motivate fantasy explains why we daydream at all, how repetitive daydreams and sexual fantasies develop to elicit reliable emotional reactions, and even how we at times use and appropriate published or released fictional works to propagate our own fantasies. Along the way, the work explores the relation of waking fantasy to some of our buying practices, attachments to objects in early childhood, preferred genres of fiction and cultural phenomena such as the worship of celebrities. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
154.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BF175.5.F36
LC item number
R44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Daydreams and the function of fantasy, Meta Regis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Obsessive Fans and Daydreaming Computers -- A New Model of Daydreaming -- 2. Empirical Studies on Daydreaming -- 3. The Major Models of Daydreaming -- 4. Frequent Daydreaming Populations and Systems of Fantasy Immersion -- 5. The Inner Workings of Fantasy: Daydreams as Natural Advertisements -- 6. Celebrity Worship and Fantasy Immersion -- 7. Escapes into Fiction: Violent Sexual Fantasy, Magical Reversal and Human Sexuality -- 8. The Origins of Daydreaming: Self-Soothing Practices in Early Childhood -- 9. General Conclusions
Control code
ocn843857967
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781137300768
Lccn
2013028993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28828203
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843857967
  • gb28828203

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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