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Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalytic Political Theory

1st Edition

Edited by Yannis Stavrakakis

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528 pages

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The emerging field of ‘psychoanalytic political theory’ has now reached a stage in its development and rapid evolution that deserves to be registered, systematically defined and critically evaluated. This Handbook provides the first reference volume which showcases the current state of psychoanalytic political theory, maps the genealogy of its development, identifies its conceptual and methodological resources and highlights its analytical innovations as well as its critical promise. The Handbook consists of 35 chapters offering original, comprehensive and critical reviews of this field of study. The chapters are divided into five thematic sections:

• Figures discusses the work of major psychoanalytic theorists who have influenced considerably the development of psychoanalytic political theory.

• Traditions genealogically recounts and critically reassesses the many attempts throughout the 20th century of experimenting with the articulation between psychoanalysis and political theory in a consistent way.

• Concepts asks what are the concepts that psychoanalysis offers for appropriation by political theory.

• Themes presents concrete examples of the ways in which psychoanalytic political theory can be productively applied in the analysis of racism, gender, nationalism, consumerism, etc.

• Challenges/Controversies captures the ways in which psychoanalytic political theory can lead the way towards theoretical and analytical innovation in many disciplinary fields dealing with cutting-edge issues.

The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalytic Political Theory will serve as scholarly reference volume for all students and researchers studying political theory, psychoanalysis, and the history of ideas.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Yannis Stavrakakis

PART 1: FIGURES

1. 'Sigmund Freud'

Stephen Frosh

2. 'Melanie Klein'

R. D. Hinshelwood

3. 'Jacques Lacan'

Domiek Hoens

4. 'Wilhelm Reich'

Christopher Turner

5. 'Carl Jung'

Peter T. Dunlap

PART 2: TRADITIONS

6. 'Marcuse & the Freudian Left'

Douglas Kellner

7. 'The Lacanian Left'

Sean Homer

8. 'Psychoanalytic Feminism'

Lisa Baraitser

9. 'Critical Management Studies'

Alessia Contu

PART 3: CONCEPTS

10. 'Superego & the Law'

Todd McGowan

11. '(Liberal) Narcissism'

Bob Samuels

12. 'Affect & Emotion'

Candida Yates

13. 'Trauma'

Marshal Alcorn

14. 'Fantasy'

Matthew Sharpe and Kirk Turner

15. 'Identification (with the Aggressor)'

Jay Frankel

16. 'Mourning & Melancholia'

Claudia Lapping

17. 'Language & Discourse'

Ed Pluth

18. 'Collective Subjects'

Campbell Jones

PART 4: THEMES

19. 'Sexuality'

Eran Dorfman

20. 'Hate'

C. Fred Alford

21. 'Racism'

Derek Hook

22. 'Nationalism'

Amanda Machin

23. 'Capitalism'

Samo Tomsic

24. 'Consumerism & Choice'

Renata Salecl

25. 'Religion & Islamic Radicalisation'

Andrea Mura

26. 'Populism'

Paula Biglieri and Gloria Perello

27. 'Arts'

Cecilia Sjoholm

PART 5: CHALLENGES & CONTROVERSIES

28. 'Psychoanalytic Geopolitics'

Dany Nobus

29. 'Psy Ethics'

Ian Parker

30. 'Neoliberalism'

Valerie Walkerdine

31. 'Migration & Diversity'

Nikolay Mintchev and Hernrietta Moore

32. 'Biopolitics'

A. Kiarina Kordela

33. 'Climate Change'

Sally Weintrobe

34. 'Post-politics'

Olivier Jutel

35. 'Posthuman Identities'

Anthony Elliott

About the Editor

Yannis Stavrakakis studied political science in Athens and Essex. He has worked at the Universities of Essex and Nottingham before taking up a position at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2006. His research primarily focuses on contemporary political theory (with emphasis on psychoanalytic and poststructuralist approaches) and on the analysis of ideology and discourse in late modern societies (with emphasis on populism, environmentalism, post-democracy and the role of artistic practices).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL010000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
SOC024000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research