The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection

The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection

by Judith Butler
     
 


Judith Butler's new book considers the way in which psychic life is generated by the social operation of power, and how that social operation of power is concealed and fortified by the psyche that it produces. It combines social theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis in novel ways, and offers a more sustained analysis of the theory of subject formation implicit in… See more details below

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Judith Butler's new book considers the way in which psychic life is generated by the social operation of power, and how that social operation of power is concealed and fortified by the psyche that it produces. It combines social theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis in novel ways, and offers a more sustained analysis of the theory of subject formation implicit in her previous books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804728126
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Stubborn Attachment, Bodily Subjection: Rereading Hegel on the Unhappy Consciousness31
2Circuits of Bad Conscience: Nietzsche and Freud63
3Subjection, Resistance, Resignification: Between Freud and Foucault83
4"Conscience Doth Make Subjects of Us All": Althusser's Subjection106
5Melancholy Gender/Refused Identification: Keeping It Moving132
Commentary on Judith Butler151
Reply to Adam Phillips160
6Psychic Inceptions: Melancholy, Ambivalence, Rage167
Notes201
Index217

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