The Logic of Sexuation: From Aristotle to Lacan

The Logic of Sexuation: From Aristotle to Lacan

by Ellie Ragland
     
 

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Challenges essentialist notions of gender through a detailed account of Lacan's theories of gender, sexuality, and sexual difference.

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Challenges essentialist notions of gender through a detailed account of Lacan's theories of gender, sexuality, and sexual difference.

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“The level of [Ragland’s] erudition is impressive and indisputable, and this will contribute towards making this book a point of reference to which many a scholar will turn and return. Sexuality is not where we think it is, and Ragland’s text will revivify the force of this Lacanian belief time and again.” — French Studies

“…easily the best book to date on Lacan’s theories of sexuality, femininity, and sexual difference … will take its place alongside other indispensable and now-classic explications of Lacanian thought … a rewarding and pathbreaking book.” — CHOICE

“Ragland definitively buries the notion of a biological basis to gender for Lacan. More importantly, she places Lacan’s thinking on this subject of sexuality within a logical structure. Whether or not feminist and other critics agree with Ragland’s analysis of Lacan’s theory of sexuation and its importance for the psychic structuration, this book will be the groundbreaking work in the field. It stands as the first complete elucidation of Lacan’s thinking on how gender choices are inscribed in the human psyche.” — Evelyn Moore, Kenyon College

“This is the most insightful and illuminating account in English—and quite possibly in any language—of Lacan’s thinking on gender and sexuality.” — Mark Bracher, coeditor of Lacanian Theory of Discourse: Subject, Structure, and Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791485149
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/18/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
947 KB

Meet the Author

Ellie Ragland is Professor of English and Literary Theory at the University of Missouri. She is the author or editor of several books, including, Critical Essays on Jacques Lacan.

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