In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful. Publisher’s description: In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault. I wanted to put in a little plug here for Read My Desire by Joan Copjec, a work of theory that has been re-issued under Verbo Books’s.
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Critics of Trump would be wise to consider this chapter closely, and Copjec’s call for a cultural studies literate in desire more broadly. Feb 06, Andrew Fairweather rated it really liked it Shelves: Race Nation Class Etienne Balibar. To ask other readers questions about Read My Desireplease sign up.
For the first time, an American author has taken Lacan seriously, relegating to well-deserved irrelevance the prevailing appropriation of the Lacanian theory by cultural desige. However, Copjec manages to mostly succeed, and her minimal failures stem from an argument audacious enough to make them marvelous in their own right.
Brilliant thinkers can’t always be right, however. I have read Read My Desire twice: But the main point Copjec wants to get fesire and I think she does a good job of it is that neo-Foucauldians have largely misunderstood Lacan over and over again as well as Foucault for that matter because they don’t take the time to give psychoanalytic theory a chance.
Jacques Derrida – – Stanford University Press. Instead, Copjec spends her time deep in the complexities of Lacan’s thinking, exposing obvious contradictions with historicism and Foucault’s major work.
To understand the functioning of historicism and the science of psychoanalysis is equally crucial. So, why insist on such an unfashionable vocabulary? As a sociologist, I now feel that I need some more Lacan, and if this is not a compliment to Copjec’s masterful tour de force, I don’t know what is.
Richard Boothby – – Continental Philosophy Review 46 2: Hannes rated it really liked it Jun 06, A different way of approaching authority and the symbolic order? Copjec is at her worst making baffling conflations of indeterminate terms.
Return to Book Page. In Read My DesireJoan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful modern disciplines—psychoanalysis sesire historicism.
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Please try again later. Copjec even mentions Trump in the same breath as Reagan! Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. As an added bonus, I just learned on the Web that Copjec is working on a book about the filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. Copjec aids her readers in achieving these goals.
Ctrl Alt Del, some scattered notes January 6, Lacan Against the Historicists. Also in Radical Thinkers. Stay in Touch Sign up.
Read My Desire by Joan Copjec
Michelle rated it it was amazing Aug 10, This article has no associated abstract. It is the fantasy structure which allows for anything we may call an understanding. Jean-Paul Gilson – Open Preview See a Problem? It is this failure, this absence, that once again defines the subject’s place at the intersection of the real and symbolic. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Read My Desire : Lacan Against the Historicists
Instead, Copjec spends h This book is incredible. But the main point Copjec wants to get across and I think she does a good job of it is that neo-Foucauldians have largely misunderstood Lacan over and over again as well as Foucault for that matter because they don’t take Copjec is no Zizek but she takes Lacan more literally than Zizek does, which is good for understanding the finer points of the clinical side of Lacanian theory.
Tim Schoettle rated it it was amazing Aug 05, For me, Chapter 4, with its amazing critique of utilitarianism, is the argument’s high point, a genuinely original and innovative argument that has enormous consequences for how we can counter the devastating effects of utilitarianism on our world. Nov 08, Peter D. Lists with This Book. The Politics of Friendship Jacques Derrida. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
She demonstrates how the subject comes into existence or rather, fails to come into existence in two different ways that somehow translate into male and female. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The ego and his own Max Stirner. As a sociologist, I now feel that I need some more Lacan, and if this is not a compliment to Copjec’s masterful to I can’t say I fully understood this book, and yet, as a Foucauldian, this book is no less than a sheer revelation.