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Opera's Second Death

Opera's Second Death

by Slavoj Zizek, Mladen Dolar

  • Paperback £34.99

This work explores the relationship between opera and psychoanalysis. Ziezek and Dolar consider, for example, death in opera and orgasm (the little death for which opera may be imagined to be a... (more)

The Deleuze connections:

The Deleuze connections:

by John Rajchman

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A study of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, this book isolates the logic at the heart of his theories to reveal its implications for social, cultural and artistic theory. Through clarifying the aim... (more)

A Compendium of Lacanian Terms

A Compendium of Lacanian Terms

Edited by Huguette Glowinski, Sara Murphy

  • Paperback £24.99

This title aims to give a clear, helpful exposition on some 40 key terms in Lacanian thought. Each entry outlines the idea, locating it within Lacanian discourse, and the evolution of the term within... (more)

The other side of desire: Lacan's theory of the registers

The other side of desire: Lacan's theory of the registers

by Tamise Van Pelt

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This work makes the techniques of Lacanian analysis accessible to a wide variety of readers by putting his theoretical constructs to work on texts as varied as Plato's "Symposium" and the journals of... (more)

A queer chivalry: The homoerotic asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

A queer chivalry: The homoerotic asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

by Julia F. Saville

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The Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was a practitioner of strict asceticism, and his commentators have often approved or disapproved of his rigorous self-discipline. This study uses Lacanian... (more)

Jacques Lacan and the Freudian Practice of Psychoanalysis

Jacques Lacan and the Freudian Practice of Psychoanalysis

by Dany Nobus

  • Paperback £32.99

This work examines Lacan and his ideas and shows how they can become more accessible. Structured thematically around five key issues, Lacan's entire work, is taken into account using theoretical... (more)

Jacques Lacan: Psychoanalysis and the subject of literature

Jacques Lacan: Psychoanalysis and the subject of literature

by Jean-Michel Rabate

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The French theorist Jacques Lacan has always been called a "literary" theoretician. This is a study of his literary analyses and examples, with an account of the importance of literature in the... (more)

Desiring whiteness: A Lacanian analysis of race

Desiring whiteness: A Lacanian analysis of race

by Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks

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Is it common sense to read bodies as racially marked? Employing Lacan's theories of the subject and sexual difference, Seshadri-Crooks explores how the discourse of race parallels that of sexual... (more)

Speaking desires can be dangerous: The poetics of the subconscious

Speaking desires can be dangerous: The poetics of the subconscious

by Elizabeth Wright

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A study of psychoanalysis and its relations to the arts. Elizabeth Wright addresses the sharp division that has been assumed between the clinical and the aesthetic and sets out to show in detail how... (more)

The sense and non-sense of revolt: The powers and limits of psychoanalysis

The sense and non-sense of revolt: The powers and limits of psychoanalysis

by Julia Kristeva

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Linguist, psychoanalyst and cultural theorist Julia Kristeva explores one aspect of 20th-century culture - rebellion - in this text. She illustrates the advances and impasses of rebel culture through... (more)

Lacan and the Matter of Origins:

Lacan and the Matter of Origins:

by Shuli Barzilai

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This work traces the development of Lacan's thinking about the role of the mother in psychical formation. It demonstrates that the mother occupies a crucial position in the Lacanian project, widely... (more)

The legend of Freud

The legend of Freud

by Samuel Weber

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Without assuming any previous experience of psychoanalytic theory, this work lays out many of the key concepts of Freud's thought, particularly those by which he constructed a metapsychology. The... (more)

Lacan and the Political

Lacan and the Political

by Yannis Stavrakakis

  • Paperback £34.99

The work of Jacques Lacan is second only to that of Freud in its impact on psychoanalysis. The author examines Lacan's challenging views on time, history, language, alterity, desire and sexuality... (more)

The Zizek Reader

The Zizek Reader

by Elizabeth Wright, Edmond Wright

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An introduction to Slavoj Zizek, this text is divided into three parts: "Culture", "Woman", and "Philosophy". It provides explications of the extracts in each section and connects these extracts in a... (more)

Critical Essays on Jacques Lacan

Critical Essays on Jacques Lacan

by Ellie Ragland

  • Hardback £52.00

A volume which includes newly commissioned material on the theory of language and knowledge elaborated by Lacan in his seminars between 1953-1980. The topics covered range from why Lacan was first... (more)

Resistances of Psychoanalysis:

Resistances of Psychoanalysis:

by Jacques Derrida

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Derrida argues against the notion that the basic ideas of psychoanalysis have been thoroughly worked through, argued and assimilated in the three essays that make up this stimulating book. He... (more)

Learning desire: Perspectives on pedagogy, culture and the unsaid

Learning desire: Perspectives on pedagogy, culture and the unsaid

Edited by Sharon Todd

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This text explores the many ways in which desire intersects with knowledge, recognition, fantasy and embodiment, and what this entails for teachers of children. 288 pages. (more)

Family values: Reading between the lines

Family values: Reading between the lines

by Kelly Oliver

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This text offers an analysis of conceptions of woman and man, maternity and paternity, nature and culture, and subjectivity and ethics. It calls into question the traditional image of the... (more)

Cogito and the Unconscious

Cogito and the Unconscious

Edited by Slavoj Zizek

  • Paperback £22.99

The Cartesian cogito - the principle articulated by Descartes that 'I think, therefore I am' - is often hailed as the precursor of modern science. At the same time, the cogito's agent, the ego, is... (more)

Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Jacques Lacan

Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Jacques Lacan

by Juan-David Nasio

  • Paperback £23.32

Provides numerous theoretical advances and eloquently demonstrates the clinical and practical import of Lacan's theory, even in its most difficult or obscure moments. For Nasio it is the unconscious,... (more)

Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality: Lacan, Feminisms, and Queer Theory:

Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality: Lacan, Feminisms, and Queer Theory:

by Robert Samuels

  • Paperback £23.32

This book combines three elements: an articulation of Lacan's theory of ethics, a discussion of recent theories of feminine subjectivity, and close readings of Hitchcock's films. Using the work of... (more)

The Abyss of Freedom

The Abyss of Freedom

by Slavoj Zizek

  • Paperback £22.95

This book contains the first English version of the second draft (1813) of Schelling's 'Die Weltalter' ('Ages of the World'). Zizek provides a commentary on this work, focusing on the notion that... (more)

To Speak is Never Neutral

To Speak is Never Neutral

by Luce Irigaray

  • Paperback £59.99

A major collection of Irigaray's articles on linguistics and psychoanalysis. This book is concerned with abnormal language, the differences between the spoken and written language, and sexual, social... (more)

Possessions

Possessions

by Julia Kristeva

  • Hardback £30.00

This sequal to the celebrated novel 'The Old Man and the Wolves' returns to the corrupt, colourful seaside resort of Santa Varvara, where the boundaries between east and west, civilization and... (more)

Lacanian Theory of Discourse: Subject, Structure and Society

Lacanian Theory of Discourse: Subject, Structure and Society

Edited by Mark Bracher, Marshall W. Alcorn

  • Paperback £23.99

Now available in paperback, this collection introduces and develops Lacanian thought concerning the relations among language, subjectivity and society, and how language both interacts with and... (more)

Essays on the Pleasures of Death: From Freud to Lacan

Essays on the Pleasures of Death: From Freud to Lacan

by Ellie Ragland

  • Paperback £36.99

Examines the transformation and translation of Freud's theories - in particular, the differences and interconnections between Freud's and Lacan's work. (more)

Lacan

Lacan

by Malcolm Bowie

  • Paperback £9.99

A straight- forward introduction to Lacan, and an intelligent and accessible account of his theories. (more)

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