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Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis

Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis

by Noëlle McAfee

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ISBN-13: 9780231549912
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Series: New Directions in Critical Theory
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

Noëlle McAfee is a professor of philosophy and the director of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program at Emory University. Her books include Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship (2000), Julia Kristeva (2003), and Democracy and the Political Unconscious (Columbia, 2008).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
By Way of a Preface

Introduction
1. Defining Politics
2. Psychoanalysis and Political Theory
3. Politics and the Fear of Breakdown
4. Practicing Democracy
5. Democratic Imaginaries
6. Becoming Citizens
7. Definitions of the Situation
8. Deliberating Otherwise
9. Political Works of Mourning
10. Public Will and Action
11. Radical Imaginaries
12. Nationalism and the Fear of Breakdown
Conclusion: Working Through the Breakdown

Notes
Bibliography
Index