The Marx Through Lacan Vocabulary: A Compass for Libidinal and Political Economies

Author(s) : Christina Soto van der Plas, Author(s) : Edgar Miguel Juarez-Salazar, Author(s) : Carlos Gomez Camarena, Author(s) : David Pavon-Cuellar

The Marx Through Lacan Vocabulary: A Compass for Libidinal and Political Economies

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 306
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 96511
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032079295
  • ISBN 10 : 1032079290

Reviews and Endorsements

'Is this a dream I had last night? Some crazy dictionary, half Flaubert’s idées reçues…, half Raymond Williams’ Keywords, half Barbara Cassin’s lexicon of untranslatable concepts, with maybe another half of Laplanche and Pontalis’ dictionary of psychoanalysis? So many halves, but yes, it is true, even if a dream as well. The Marx Through Lacan Vocabulary is an amazing compendium, assembled by Latin Americans (where all the true Lacano-Marxists flourish) – Christina Soto van der Plas, Edgar Miguel Juárez-Salazar, Carlos Gómez Camarena, and David Pavón-Cuéllar – and startlingly international, with contributors from a dozen countries in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. Whether you need to brush up on the distinction between "alienation" and "separation" or parse the difference between the "owner" in Marx and the "master" in Lacan, if you want to suss out how "surplus-jouissance" differs from "surplus-value", or finally understand those nefarious mathemes and four discourses – this is the book for you. Sure to be on the bedside table for every political psychoanalyst and libidinal Marxist – for what better aphrodisiac is there than a dictionary?' - Clint Burnham, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Aware of how creatively Lacan read Marx, this volume analyzes their reciprocal interaction: Marx critiquing Lacan and Lacan critiquing Marx. The authors send us along an exciting Möebius strip while showing the need for radical critique. This collaborative and plurivocal book is an admirable achievement, an indispensable resource, and a major reference'. - Patricia Gherovici, co-founder and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group and Associate Faculty, Pscyhoanalytic Studies Minor, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

An indispensable contribution to thinking how Lacan routinely utilized facets of Marx's thought in expanding the critical horizons of psychoanalysis. This invaluable book shows us that we cannot truly appreciate Lacanian psychoanalysis and Lacanian social theory without registering the foundational influence of Marx (as in notions of alienation, automatism, surplus jouissance, political economy, etc.). What emerges from this set of instructive and rigorous essays is not only a Lacanian Marx, but also a properly Marxian Lacanianism. This text will be the standard reference for psychoanalytic social critique for years to come'. - Derek Hook, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA.

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