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History After Lacan : Opening Out - Teresa Brennan

History After Lacan

Opening Out

Hardcover Published: 16th December 1993
ISBN: 9780415011167
Number Of Pages: 239

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In b /b b i History After Lacan, /i /b Teresa Brennan argues that Jacques Lacan was not an ahistorical post-structuralist. She tells the story of a social psychosis, beginning with a discussion of Lacan's neglected theory of history which argued that we are in the grip of a psychotic's era which began in the seventeenth century and climaxes in the present. br br By extending and elaborating on Lacan's theory, Brennan develops a general theory of modernity. Contrary to postmodern assumptions, she argues, we need a general historical explanation. An understanding of historical dynamics is essential if we are to make the connections between the outstanding facts of modernity--ethnocentrism, the relation between the sexes, and ecological catastrophe. br br A challenging feminist, interdisciplinary study, b /b b i History After Lacan /i /b will be essential reading for social, cultural, and political theorists, historians, psychoanalysts, and literary theorists.

"Ranging from Marx and Spinoza through Freud, Lacan and contemporary feminist theory, Brennan offers a new direction for rethinking the relation between psychoanalysis and Marxism by detailing a theory of social psychosis, and strengthening the critique of atomistic egoism through a further formulation of her theory of energetic relationality." -Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley "This is a really original book--an extraordinary accomplishment." -Anthony Giddens, University of Cambridge ..."this innovative andimportant book will make worthwhile reading for anyone enagged in the theory or practice of social science." -"Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society

Series Prefacep. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Texts and Translationsp. xvi
p. 1
The Problemp. 3
The Ego's Erap. 26
p. 77
The Foundational Fantasyp. 79
From the Reserve Army of Labour to the Standing Reserve of Naturep. 118
Conclusion: Time and Exploitationp. 166
Appendix: The Labour Theory of Value and the Subject-Object Distinctionp. 197
Works Citedp. 218
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780415011167
ISBN-10: 0415011167
Series: Opening Out
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 16th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.2  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1