Politics, Theory, And Contemporary Culture

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Reflects the work of the Critical Theory Institute at the U. of California, Irvine, which, from the fall of 1988 to the spring of 1991, considered the topic Critical Theory, Contemporary Culture, and the Question of the Political. This volume consists largely of essays, by members of the group and invited guests, that were presented, discussed, and revised during that period. Paper edition (08057-3), $17.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231080576
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1993
  • Series: Critical Theory Institute Books
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 0.70 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
How Did Feminist Theory Get This Way? 13
The Writing Class 41
The Subject of the Politically Unconscious 83
Freud, Sexuality, and Perversion 111
Breaching the Gap: On Lacan's Ethics of Psychoanalysis 131
Community After Devastation: Culture, Politics, and the "Public Space" 159
Back from Moscow, in the USSR 197
City Texts: Representation, Semiology, and Urbanism 237
The Wall, The Gulf, and the Sun: A Fable 261
Power and Representation 277
Index 297
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