History After Lacan

History After Lacan Lacan was not an ahistorical post structuralist Starting from this controversial premiss Teresa Brennan tells the story of a social psychosis She begins by recovering Lacan s neglected theory of hist

  • Title: History After Lacan
  • Author: Teresa Brennan
  • ISBN: 9780415011174
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lacan was not an ahistorical post structuralist Starting from this controversial premiss, Teresa Brennan tells the story of a social psychosis She begins by recovering Lacan s neglected theory of history which argued that we are in the grip of a psychotic s era which began in the seventeenth century and climaxes in the present By extending and elaborating Lacan s theoryLacan was not an ahistorical post structuralist Starting from this controversial premiss, Teresa Brennan tells the story of a social psychosis She begins by recovering Lacan s neglected theory of history which argued that we are in the grip of a psychotic s era which began in the seventeenth century and climaxes in the present By extending and elaborating Lacan s theory, Brennan develops a general theory of modernity Contrary to postmodern assumptions, she argues, we need general historical explanation An understanding of historical dynamics is essential if we are to make the connections between the outstanding facts of modernity ethnocentrism, the relationship between the sexes and ecological catastrophe.

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    1. i didn't trust her reading of marx or the subsequent attmept at synthesis between marx and lacan, in which she connected the energy flows in fantasy and the energy of commodity circulation. but i think i was with her as far as motivation and intent is concerned. i perhaps should have read this more slowly, but library fines are merciless!

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