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Lacan and the Political : Thinking the Political - Yannis Stavrakakis

Lacan and the Political

Thinking the Political

Paperback Published: 5th August 1999
ISBN: 9780415171878
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 18 years old

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Yannis Stavrakakis moves beyond the standard discussion of the Lacanian concept of the subject in a socio-political context, toward an analysis of the objective side of human experience. In the first part of "Lacan and the Political, " the author highlights Lacan's innovative understanding of the sociopolitical field and offers a straightforward and systematic assessment of the importance of Lanca's categories and theoretical construction for concrete political analysis. The second half of he book applies Lacanian theory to specific examples of widely discussed political issues, such as Green ideology, the question of democracy and the hegemony of advertising in contemporary culture. "Lacan and the Political" demonstrates the immense potential of Lacanian thought to invigorate our consideration of the political and will be of interest to all who seek to further their understanding of modern ideological discourse in politics.

Bibliographical notep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Lacanian subject: the impossibility of identity and the centrality of identificationp. 13
The Lacanian object: dialectics of social impossibilityp. 40
Encircling the political: towards a Lacanian political theoryp. 71
Beyond the fantasy of utopia: the aporia of politics and the challenge of democracyp. 99
Ambiguous democracy and the ethics of psychoanalysisp. 122
Notesp. 141
Bibliographyp. 164
Indexp. 176
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ISBN: 9780415171878
ISBN-10: 0415171873
Series: Thinking the Political
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 5th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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