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Lacan in America
Rabate, Jean-Michel (Edt)
Other Press / Softcover / 2001-01-01 / 1892746638
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This interdisciplinary compilation of essays is a welcome tonic for the “jet lag” or cultural gap between Lacanian discourse's warm reception in Latin countries and the resistance Lacanian clinical applications have met with in the Anglophone world. Lacan in America illuminates important debates within a cultural context that Lacan himself has modified. Rather than a made-simple approach, this dynamic collection invokes some of the hesitations, contradictions, and evolutions that appear to be the most exciting part of his legacy, in “polylogical” discussions by “Lacanians” who are not averse to a critical reexamination of major concepts or textual or political issues. Topics include: a regressive sexual science and a “postmodern condition,” technological meditation through seduction and resistance, the partisan issues beneath some of the resistances met by Lacanian discourse, and Lacan's revelations as responses to Freudian riddles. Demonstrating the vitality of Lacanian thought and its impact on disciplines, from mathematics to gay/lesbian studies, Lacan in America works to edify the fruit of Lacan's endless re-vsion, an infinitely propagated transfiguration of his search for the meanings of truth. --from the publisher

Jean-Michel Rabate is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published books on James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Thomas Bernhard, the literary theories of modernity, and psychoanalysis. His most recent book is Jacques Lacan: The Last Word, and he is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Lacan.

Table of Contents:
The Lacanian Clinical Field: Series Overview; Construing Lacan I The Transmission of the Lacanian Text: Resistance and Reception 1. The Place of Lacanian Psychoanalysis in North American Psychology 2. Lacan in America 3. What is Wrong With French Psychoanalysis? 4. Please Read Lacan! 5. New Resistances to Psychoanalysis 6. Psychoanalysis: Resistible and Irresistible 7. Lacanian Reception 8. October's Lacan, or In the Beginning 9. Lacan's New Gospel II Constructing and Deconstructing Lacanian Theory 10. Construction, Interpretation, and Deconstruction in Contemporary Psychoanalysis 11. “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose”: Wittgenstein, Plato, and the Role of Construction and Deconstruction in Psychoanlysis and Ethics 12. On Lacan and Mathematics 13. The Body as Viewing Instrument, or the Strut of Vision 14. The Experience of the Outside: Foucault and Psychoanalysis 15. The Subject of Homosexuality: Butler's Elision 16. The Philanthropy of Perversion 17. On Female Homosexuality: A Lacanian Perspective Index

Marcianne Blevis, Nestor A. Braunstein, Joan Copjec, Erich D. Freiberger, Patricia Gherovici, Judith Feher Gurewich, Christopher Lane, Steven Z. Levine, Catherine Liu, Kareen Ror Malone, Arkady Plotnisky, Gerard Pommier, Jean-Michel Rabate, France L. Restuccia, Paul Roazen, C. Edward Robins, Joseph H. Smith, Michel Tort.

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