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Society and Psyche : Social Theory and the Unconscious Dimension of the Social - Kanakis Leledakis

Society and Psyche

Social Theory and the Unconscious Dimension of the Social

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1995
ISBN: 9781859730621
Number Of Pages: 240

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Providing interpretations and drawing critically from classical and modern social theory, post-structuralism, and psychoanalytic theory, this original study offers an alternative way of thinking about the social and the individual. It offers critical analyses of, among others, Marx, Giddens, Bourdieu, Derrida, Laclau and Mouffe, Castoriadis, Freud and modern psychoanalytic theorists, and considers their roles in advancing our present-day conceptualization of the social and the self. In theorizing that behaviour is both socially determined and autonomous, it avoids the impasses of either individualist or structuralist approaches.

'... a challenging attempt to come to terms with some of the key dilemmas faced in theorizing the role of the psyche in a broader social context. It should prove useful as a text for teaching as well as appeal to specialists working in this field.' Professor John Solomos, University of Southampton

Introduction
The Aporias of Social Theory
A Return to Marx
A Theoretical Overview
Structuration, Openness and the Modality of the Social
From Structure to Structuration
A. Gidden's Theory of Structuration
P. Bourdieu's Theory of Practice
Openness and the Modality of the Social
J. Derrida and Differance
E. Laclau and C. Mouffe: Meaningfulness and Openness of the Social
C. Castoriadis's 'Imaginary Institution'
Freud and Psychoanalysis: From a Theory of the Psyche to a Theory of the Social
Elements from the Psychoanalytic Theorization of the Psyche
The Unconscious as a Level of Psychical Functioning
The Structuring of the Psyche: From the First to the Second Freudian Topographies
From a Theory of the Psyche to a Theory of the Social
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ISBN: 9781859730621
ISBN-10: 1859730620
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st December 1995
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43