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The Lines of the Symbolic in Psychoanalysis Series


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Psychoanalytic clinical and theoretical work is always embedded in specific linguistic and cultural contexts and carries their traces, traces which this series attends to in its focus on multiple contradictory and antagonistic ‘lines of the Symbolic’. This series takes its cue from Lacan’s psychoanalytic work on three registers of human experience, the Symbolic, the Imaginary and the Real, and employs this distinctive understanding of cultural, communication and embodiment to link with other traditions of cultural, clinical and theoretical practice beyond the Lacanian symbolic universe. Lines of the Symbolic in Psychoanalysis provides a reflexive reworking of theoretical and practical issues, translating psychoanalytic writing from different contexts, grounding that work in the specific histories and politics that provide the conditions of possibility for its descriptions and interventions to function. The series makes connections between different cultural and disciplinary sites in which psychoanalysis operates, questioning the idea that there could be one single correct reading and application of Lacan. Its authors trace their own path, their own line through the Symbolic, situating psychoanalysis in relation to debates which intersect with Lacanian work, explicating it, extending it and challenging it.

 

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Dolls, Photography and the Late Lacan Doubles Beyond the Uncanny

Dolls, Photography and the Late Lacan: Doubles Beyond the Uncanny

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Rosalinda Quintieri
December 31, 2020

In this fascinating new book, Rosalinda Quintieri addresses some of the key questions of visual theory concerning our unending fascination with simulacra by evaluating the recent return of the life-size doll in European and American visual culture. Through a focus on the contemporary photographic ...

Lacan and Critical Feminism Subjectivity, Sexuation, and Discourse

Lacan and Critical Feminism: Subjectivity, Sexuation, and Discourse

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Rahna McKey Carusi
December 30, 2020

This book takes a critical feminist approach to Lacan’s fundamental concepts, merging discourse and sexuation theories in a novel way for both psychoanalysis and feminism, and exploring the possibility of a feminist subject within a non-masculine logic. In Lacan and Critical Feminism, Carusi ...

Sexual Difference, Abjection and Liminal Spaces A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Abhorrence of the Feminine

Sexual Difference, Abjection and Liminal Spaces: A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Abhorrence of the Feminine

1st Edition

By Bethany Morris
July 17, 2020

This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the ways in which sexual difference can be understood as an encounter with otherness through the abjected, investigating social discourses and unconscious anxieties around "monstrous" women throughout history and how they may challenge these ...

From the Conscious Interior to an Exterior Unconscious Lacan, Discourse Analysis and Social Psychology

From the Conscious Interior to an Exterior Unconscious: Lacan, Discourse Analysis and Social Psychology

1st Edition

By David Pavon Cuellar
December 31, 2010

This striking Lacanian contribution to discourse analysis is also a critique of contemporary psychological abstraction, as well as a reassessment of the radical opposition between psychology and psychoanalysis. This original introduction to Lacan’s work bridges the gap between discourseanalytical ...

Pink Herrings Fantasy, Object Choice, and Sexuation

Pink Herrings: Fantasy, Object Choice, and Sexuation

1st Edition

By Damien W. Riggs
November 06, 2015

Pink Herrings engages in a re-examination of six of Freud's cases via Lacan's account of sexuation. Specifically, the book outlines a theoretical framework in which sexuation is understood as a 'choice' made in response to the fact of the sexual non relationship. In making this choice, unconscious ...

The Constitution of the Psychoanalytic Clinic A History of its Structure and Power

The Constitution of the Psychoanalytic Clinic: A History of its Structure and Power

1st Edition

By Christian Dunker
December 31, 2011

This book provides a detailed examination of the historical roots of psychoanalysis from ancient Greece to the late nineteenth century, focusing on social practices that were related to the founders of psychoanalytic theory and maintained within contemporary treatment. Alongside the reconstruction ...

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