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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Lacan’s theory of the gaze, by ,y, is instructive here, for there the gaze is defined not by what it sees, but again by a certain kind of failure remember in Seminar XI, when the tuna can “sees” Lacan in the boat?

Katie Glanz rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Still, just about every one has some value. Foucault is sect, what with his groovy modalities of power and what not, but the fact is that the entire Foucauldian coojec is covered in about one-fourth of the Ecrits. Copjec’s book does require some background knowledge of both Lacan and Foucault, but compared to many other similar titles it is clearly written and accessible.

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Notes for Lacanian Clinicians. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Joan Copjec’s book almost feels like a class in Lacan—using many of his key ideas to discuss stuff ranging from Bergsonian time, to utilitarianism, to vampires, to Judith Butler, to detective fiction and noir film, Lacan is championed as the savior of psychoanalysis, insisting that only the Lacanian psychoanalytic approach will acquaint us with our limitations, and the nature of our freedom as modern subjects.


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Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists by Joan Copjec

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Again, Copjec shows that this conception of the subject as the product of the gaze of the law means that the subject is located purely within the realm of the symbolic. Jun 10, Steven Ruszczycky rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 06, Andrew Fairweather rated it really deside it Shelves: Jun 09, Pages.

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Lists with Rad Book. Verso Books 08 March For Copjec, psychoanalysis continues to subscribe to the principle of sufficient reason, but it differs from the usual scientific assumptions because the actual cause is never directly representable to consciousness except as an absence.



The key thinkers that Copjec is interpreting in this book are Foucault and Lacan also with healthy doses of Freudand her knowledge of them is excellent.

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Read My Desire Lacan Against the Historicists

Tim Schoettle rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Critics of Trump would be wise to consider this chapter closely, and Copjec’s call for a cultural studies literate in desire more broadly. The initial chapters flesh out this idea, and then Copjec proceeds to apply it to specific spheres. Home Edsire Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Ordinarily, these discourses only cross paths long enough for historicists to charge psychoanalysis with an indifference to history, but here psychoanalysis, via Lacan, goes on the offensive.

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However, Copjec manages to mostly succeed, and her minimal failures stem from an argument audacious enough to make them marvelous in their own right. The System of Objects Jean Baudrillard.

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