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Lacanian Theory of Discourse : Subject, Structure, and Society - Mark Bracher

Lacanian Theory of Discourse

Subject, Structure, and Society

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1994
ISBN: 9780814711910
Number Of Pages: 176

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The purpose of this collection is to provide an exposition of a theory of discourse which offers possibilities for understanding both the constitutive and the transformative functions of discourse in human affairs. The volume does not seek to provide a totalising exposition of Lacanian theory of discourse, or a monolithic approach to social/discursive phenomena, but rather to demonstrate the rich potential that Lacanian psychoanalytic theory holds for understanding psychological phenomena - including collective psychological, and thus social, phenomena - in relation to language and discourse. The first sections of the volume explore various social and cultural phenomena relating to Lacan's theorising about discourse. The final essays make such phenomena the focus of their analyses, using Lacanina theory to illuminate the role of discourse in the force exerted by four major social phenomena: totalitarian terrorism, religious belief, education, and gangs.

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"I recommend it to all researchers in cultural analysis, and to all those who were afraid to ask Lacan about Lacan."

-Juliet Flower MacCannell, author of Figuring Lacan

ISBN: 9780814711910
ISBN-10: 081471191X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st July 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.49