1st Edition

Social Theory and Psychoanalysis in Transition Self and Society from Freud to Kristeva

By Anthony Elliott Copyright 1999
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1999 Social Theory and Psychoanalysis in Transition is a benchmark critique of Freudian theory in which a dialogue between the Frankfurt School, the Lacanian tradition and post-Lacanian developments in critical and feminist theory is developed. Considering afresh the relations between self and society, Elliot argues for the importance of imagination and the unconscious in understanding issues about the self and self-identity, ideology and power, sexual difference and gender.




    1. Subjectivity and the Discourse of Psychoanalysis: Freud and Social Theory

    2. The Manipulation of Desire: Critical Theory and the Problem of Fragmentation

    3. Repression and Social Transformation: Critical Theory Beyond the Politics of Domination

    4. The Language of Desire: Lacan and the Specular Structure of the Self

    5. Psychoanalysis, Ideology and Modern Societies: Post-Lacanian Social Theory

    6. Sexual Division, Gender-Identity and Symbolic Order: Feminist Politics and Post-Lacanian Theory

    7. Social Theory and Psychoanalysis in Transition: The Possibilities of the Social Imagery

    Notes and References



    Elliott, Anthony