shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Jan 21st - Relational Challenges in Complex Trauma: A Collaborative Model for Effective Therapy [Leading Edge Seminars]
Jan 23rd - Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids and Their Parents [Leading Edge Seminars]
Jan 25th - Winnicott in the Clinic - CAPCT Extension Program Winter 2021 [Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists CAPCT)]
Feb 3rd - Its a Beautiful Day in the Playborhood [Core Wellness]
Feb 9th - Interrupting the Vicious Cycle of Toxic Stories in Addictions and Trauma Treatment [Leading Edge Seminars]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Due to Covid-19, we are now open only for deliveries and pickups. Still free shipping across Canada for orders over $50. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Applied Lacanian Psychoanalysis: "We're All Mad Here" [Culture/Clinic 1]
Miller, Jacques-Alain and Maire Jaanus (Eds)
University of Minnesota Press / out-of-print pb / 2013-04-01 / 0816683190
price: $0.00 (may be subject to change)
248 pages
This title is currently unavailable.

Culture/Clinic 1 is the first in a new annual series that will spotlight interesting contemporary applications of the work of the renowned psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Each C/C book will revolve around a theme. This premier publication circles a controversial topic: there is no such thing as mental health; there are only symptoms that fit more or less well with prevailing discourses.

This volume considers the difference and proximity between culture and clinic. The first section delves into the main theme, “We’re All Mad Here,” with three interventions by Lacan, published for the first time in English. Jacques-Alain Miller elucidates Lacan’s idea that “everyone is mad,” demonstrating that it is key to understanding the later Lacan and to clinical practice. Maire Jaanus explores the distinction between happiness and desire. Pierre-Gilles Guéguen brings the perspective of the clinical diagnosis to bear. Russell Grigg reassesses the Wolf Man, Sophie Marret-Maleval pays tribute to Lewis Carroll, and Jonathan D. Redmond constructs a psychoanalytic reading of the film Memento.

“The Analytic Experience” is the second section, in which three analysands reveal their own personal experiences with psychoanalysis. Following this is “Cultural Fictions,” which engages with contemporary culture; included here are chapters on American television by Gérard Wajcman and Laurent Goumarre. Last is “Speaker’s Corner,” which highlights original Lacanian-oriented research in psychoanalysis. This section begins with a new look at the Policlinic, which opened in Berlin in 1920 to make psychoanalysis more widely available to those who could not afford it and led to greater standardization of psychoanalytic training. “Speaker’s Corner” ends with an interview with Ethan Watters, who discusses the culturally determined nature of mental illness and treatments. Both international and interdisciplinary, these essays provide a unique space for global dialogue between the findings of cultural studies and clinical practice.

Contributors: Heather Chamberlain; Laurent Goumarre; Russell Grigg, Deakin U; Pierre-Gilles Guéguen, Paris 8 U; David Hafner; France Jaigu; Jacques Lacan; Sophie Marret-Maleval, Paris 8 U; Jonathan D. Redmond, Australian College of Applied Psychology; Laura Sokolowsky; Gérard Wajcman, Paris 8 U.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / 12-5 Sun (EST)

Click here to read previous issues.
Jaanus, Maire
Miller, Jacques-Alain
other lists
U of Minnesota Press
University Presses