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Lacan and Marx: The Invention of the Sympton

Lacan and Marx: The Invention of the Sympton

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Pierre Bruno
September 02, 2019

Lacan and Marx: The Invention of the Symptom provides an incisive commentary on Lacan’s reading of Marx, mapping the relations between these two vastly influential thinkers. Unlike previous books, Bruno provides a detailed history of Lacan’s reading of Marx and surveys his references to Marx in...

The Law of the Mother: An Essay on the Sexual Sinthome

The Law of the Mother: An Essay on the Sexual Sinthome

1st Edition

Geneviève Morel
November 27, 2018

The law of the mother is made up of words charged with pleasure and suffering that leave their mark on us in early childhood. In this groundbreaking book, Geneviève Morel explores whether it is possible for the child to escape subjection from this maternal law and develop their own sexual identity....

Lacan Reading Joyce

Lacan Reading Joyce

1st Edition

Colette Soler
October 17, 2018

This book discusses Jacques Lacan’s contribution to understanding the life and work of James Joyce, introducing Colette Soler’s influential reading to English readers for the first time. Focusing on Lacan’s famous Seminar on Joyce, the reader will no doubt learn much from Lacan, but also, as Soler...

Obsessional Neurosis: Lacanian Perspectives

Obsessional Neurosis: Lacanian Perspectives

1st Edition

Astrid Gessert
May 15, 2018

Despite the important place it occupies in both Freudian and Lacanian nosology, obsessional neurosis has received far less attention than its erstwhile companion hysteria. This book elaborates and deepen research into questions of obsession, going beyond the usual clichés which reduce obsession to...

The Marks of a Psychoanalysis

The Marks of a Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

Luis Izcovich
June 30, 2017

Is someone radically different after an analysis? Since Freud, psychoanalysis has been questioned about what the psychoanalytic experience can change in someone's life beyond shedding light on symptoms. Drawing on literature, philosophy and a range of psychoanalytic theorists and practitioners, the...

Hysteria Today

Hysteria Today

1st Edition

Anouchka Grose
January 13, 2016

Hysteria, one of the most diagnosed conditions in human history, is also one of the most problematic. Can it even be said to exist at all? Since the earliest medical texts people have had something to say about 'feminine complaints'. Over the centuries, theorisations of the root causes have lurched...

Premature Birth: The Baby, the Doctor and the Psychoanalyst

Premature Birth: The Baby, the Doctor and the Psychoanalyst

1st Edition

Catherine Vanier
February 06, 2015

If advances in medical technology now allow babies to be born earlier and survive premature birth, what of the psychical impact of this emergence into the world? What consequences can premature birth have for babies, for their families, and for the medical staff around them? In this exciting and...

Introductory Lectures on Lacan

Introductory Lectures on Lacan

1st Edition

Astrid Gessert
September 15, 2014

Lacan developed his theory and practice of psychoanalysis on the basis of Freud's original work. In his "return to Freud" he not only elaborated and revised some of Freud's innovative ideas, but turned to important questions and problems in Freud's theory that had remained obscure and unresolved,...

Lacan - The Unconscious Reinvented: The Unconscious Reinvented

Lacan - The Unconscious Reinvented: The Unconscious Reinvented

1st Edition

Colette Soler
May 07, 2014

Has Jacques Lacan's impact on psychoanalysis really been assessed? His formulation that the Freudian unconscious is "structured like a language" is well-known, but this was only the beginning. There was then the radically new thesis of the "real unconscious". Why this step? Searching for the...

Freud and the Desire of the Psychoanalyst

Freud and the Desire of the Psychoanalyst

1st Edition

Serge Cottet
December 31, 2012

Freud's invention of psychoanalysis was based on his own desire to know something about the unconscious, but what have been the effects of this original desire on psychoanalysis ever since? How has Freud's desire created symptoms in the history of psychoanalysis? Has it helped or hindered its...

Sexual Ambiguities

Sexual Ambiguities

1st Edition

Genevieve Morel
December 31, 2011

How does one become a man or a woman? Psychoanalysis shows that this is never an easy task and that each of us tackles it in our own, unique way. In this important and original study, the author focuses on what analytic work with psychotic subjects can teach us about the different solutions human...

Lacan and Levi-Strauss or The Return to Freud (1951-1957)

Lacan and Levi-Strauss or The Return to Freud (1951-1957)

1st Edition

Markos Zafiropoulos
December 31, 2010

Lacan and Levi-Strauss are often mentioned together in reviews of French structuralist thought, but what really links their distinct projects? In this important study, the author shows how Lacan's famous 'return to Freud' was only made possible through Lacan's reading of Levi-Strauss. Via a careful...

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