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The Libidinal Economy : Theories of Contemporary Culture - Jean-Francois Lyotard

The Libidinal Economy

Theories of Contemporary Culture

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Published: 22nd March 1993
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Lyotard is considered one of the most brilliant and influential of French post-structuralist thinkers. Published in 1974 by Minuit, Aconomie libidinale is, of all his work to date, the most creative in its mode of writing and in its theorizing: a stunning, dense, brilliant piece in which Lyotard, ranging from Marxist and Freudian theory to contemporary arts, argues that political economy is charged with passions and, reciprocally, that passions are infused with the political.

Translator's Preface
Glossary
Introduction
A Shameless Immodest Provocation
Lyotard's Lyotards
One or Several Lyotards?
Openings/Surroundings
The Libidinal Economics of Critical Philosophy
Critique and Crisis
Phantasy Island: Back to Kant
The Great Ephemeral Skinp. 1
Opening the Libidinal Surfacep. 1
Pagan Theatricsp. 6
Turning of the Barp. 12
Duplicity of Signsp. 16
Deduction of the Voluminous Bodyp. 21
Duplicity of the Two Pulsional Principlesp. 25
The Labyrinth, the Cryp. 32
The Tensorp. 43
Semiotic Signp. 43
Dissimulationp. 50
Intensity, the Namep. 54
'Use Me'p. 60
Simulacrum and Phantasmp. 66
Syntax as Skinp. 76
Exorbitantp. 83
The Desire Named Marxp. 95
Libidinal Marxp. 95
There Is No Subversive Regionp. 103
Every Political Economy Is Libidinalp. 108
Every Political Economy Is Libidinal (contd)p. 114
There Are No Primitive Societiesp. 122
Inorganic Bodyp. 127
Edwarda and Little Girl Marxp. 135
Forcep. 143
Tautologyp. 149
Tradep. 155
Nicomachean Eroticsp. 155
Lydian Eulogyp. 165
Institutive Prostitutionp. 173
Outlet Paymentp. 181
War of Silver, Currency of Death: Mercantilist Politicsp. 188
Capitalp. 201
Coitus Reservatusp. 201
The Concentratory Zerop. 210
Nihilist Theory of the Zero of Creditp. 215
The Reproductive Use of Credit Moneyp. 223
The Speculative Use of Credit Money: 1921p. 227
The Speculative Use of Credit Money: 1929p. 233
Economy of This Writingp. 243
Economy of the Figurative and the Abstractp. 243
The Theoretical as Libidinalp. 246
Bodies, Texts: Conductorsp. 254
Notesp. 263
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780253207289
ISBN-10: 0253207282
Series: Theories of Contemporary Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 22nd March 1993
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.0 x 21.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.35