Toward a Feminist Lacanian Left
Psychoanalytic Theory and Intersectional Politics
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While traditional feminist readings on antagonism have pivoted around the sole axis of sex and/or gender, a broader and intersectional approach to antagonism is much needed; this book offers an innovative, feminist, and discursive reading on the Lacanian concept of Sexual Position as a way to problematize the concepts of political antagonism and political subjects.
Can Lacanian psychoanalysis offer new grounds for feminist politics? This discursive mediation of Lacan's work presents a new theoretical framework upon which to articulate proposals for intersectional political theory. The first part of this book develops the theoretical framework, and the second part applies it to the construction of woman’s identity in European politics and economy. It concludes with notes for a feminist political and economic praxis through community currencies and municipalism.
The interdisciplinary approach of this book will appeal to scholars interested in the fields of psychoanalysis, feminisms, and political philosophy as well as multidisciplinary scholars interested in discourse theory, sexuality and gender studies, cultural studies, queer theory, and continental philosophy. Students at Masters and PhD level will also find this a useful feminist introduction to Lacanian psychoanalysis discourse and gender.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Toward a Feminist Lacanian Left 1. Introduction 2. Reality as a Discursive Operation 3. The Topology of Reality 4. A Lacanian Theory of Discursive Ontology 5. Traversing Fantasy 6. Towards a Topology of Reality 7. The Void: Cyphering the Real as Reality Part 2: Some Notes for a Genealogy of Sexuation 8. The Sexuation of the Ontological Level 9. The Masculine Hegemony of Reality 10. Ciphering the Feminine 11. Conclusions
Alicia Valdés works as an associate lecturer at the University of Barcelona and research technician at Rovira I Virgili University in Spain.