Outside the Dream (RLE: Lacan): Lacan and French Styles of Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Outside the Dream (RLE: Lacan)

Lacan and French Styles of Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

By Martin Stanton


144 pages

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Originally published in 1983, Martin Stanton has written an intriguing and original guide to French styles of psychoanalysis. He describes the development of psychoanalytic technique and shows how it has transformed the contemporary French literary and philosophical thought and writing, as well as making inroads in the English-speaking cultural world. He argues that psychoanalysis has outgrown the individual setting and needs to evolve new methods of group work – in this respect, he believes, it has a special role to play in educational institutions.

The book examines the grounds on which analysis has evolved subversive and deconstructive strategies and created radical alternatives. It relates the ‘Lacan effect’ on the psychoanalytic movement to long-standing debates on patriarchy and authoritarianism, and considers, in a clinical section, variant diagnoses of paranoia and schizophrenia. It also discusses the future direction of psychoanalysis in the light of contemporary French research.

Table of Contents

Pretext. Section 1: Machine. Intellectual Machine. Word Processor. Words. ‘Psycho’. ‘-Analysis’. Section 2: Process. Stages. Families. Strategy. 1926. 1936. 1942. 1953-1963: 1967-1972: 1980-81. Section 3: Product. Love. Education. Section 4: Footage. Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Lacan

Routledge Library Editions: Lacan brings together six previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1983 and 1991. The volumes examine the influence of Lacan’s theories in a number of disciplines and includes an annotated bibliography of his works. The volumes are available either as a set or as individual books, in your choice of print or ebook.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis