Social Abjection in The Fat Man in History How does how Peter Carey examine the psychic effects of social abjection in "The Fat Man in History?"

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A "psychic effect" is an effect on the psyche of a person or persons. One of the psychic effects of abjection (i.e., being made contemptible) Carey illustrates is the effect upon Glino, the vegetarian, of the barbecue Nancy, or Florence Nightingale, prepares out of Fantoni. In this, Carey examines how abjection overpowers a person's innermost being both literally (as a physiological reaction) and psychologically (as being forced into betrayal of personal convictions).

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