Schizostructuralism: Divisions in Structure, Surface, Temporality, Class

Author(s) : Daniel Bristow

Schizostructuralism: Divisions in Structure, Surface, Temporality, Class

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 108
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 95821
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032027975
  • ISBN 10 : 9781032027

Reviews and Endorsements

"In our era of mass migration and segregation, when new categories of otherness are invented to dehumanize and control, Daniel Bristow tackles the divisions and antagonisms that structure our unconscious, showing how our split subjectivities are ripe for revolutionary futures. Creatively appropriating Hegel's Aufhebung by way of Lacan, this concise and cogent book brings together psychoanalysis, structuralism, and Marxism. Opening the possibility of reading Freud, Reich, and Laing together, Bristow performs a surgically precise topological cut that transforms what it unites and separates. An important and timely book for anyone interested in the political unconscious." - Patricia Gherovici, Psychoanalyst and Author; Recipient of the 2020 Sigourney Award.

"There is no sharper analyst of Lacanian topologies than Daniel Bristow. In this elegant, concise and original book, following his outstanding work on Joyce and Lacan, he performs a Marxism of schizo-analysis, and a schizo-analysis of Marxism. He thus rescues the term 'schizo-' from its normative encrustations, and restores its power as a dialectical principle." - Richard Seymour, Author of The Twittering Machine.

"Despite its brevity, this book offers a rich and intricate exploration of the question of dis/continuity and change, in spatial, temporal and social terms, building with originality upon key contributions in understanding the nature of the mind, as elaborated over the last century in psychoanalysis, from Freud to Lacan, and beyond. This exploration raises important questions about the nature and emergence of psychic structures, not just in theory, but in the reality of a less than perfect world." - A. Carrington, Analyst.

"Bristow has crafted a creative tool for Lacanian studies which others can mold to their academic and clinical experiences. A medium serving multiple creative environments is indispensable-and its creation is testament to Bristow's confluential sensibilities." - S. Alfonso Williams, Independent Researcher and Interlocutor.

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