Jacques Lacan

Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory

Edited by Slavoj Zizek

© 2003 – Routledge

1,392 pages

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Hardback: 9780415278621
pub: 2002-12-05
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About the Book

Jacques Lacan (1901-1980) is undoubtedly the central figure of psychoanalysis in the second half of the 20th century. He not only revolutionized the psychoanalytic practice, but in his 'return to Freud', he also deployed a global reinterpretation of the entire structural linguistics and semiotics.

The influence of Lacan's work is widespread. It gave rise to passionate discussions not only in France, but also in the UK, US, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Japan and Eastern Europe, stretching beyond the field of psychoanalysis itself, to philosophy, the social sciences and cultural studies.

The texts selected present the entire scope of the Lacan debate focusing on the four main domains of Lacan's influence: psychoanalytic theory and practice; philosophy; social sciences and cultural studies.

About the Series

Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory

The collections in this series will draw together essential secondary writings on the work of a range of inspirational thinkers who have contributed to the development of what we now understand as cultural theory. The work of these key figures draws on a variety of disciplines - most especially those of literary studies, philosophy, sociology, history, linguistics, anthropology and psychoanalysis. Edited with new introductions by leading scholars in the field, the sets in this series will demonstrate how these diverse themes relate to contemporary social thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
REF000000
REFERENCE / General
SOC002010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOC023000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference