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Return of the French Freud: Freud, Lacan, and Beyond / Edition 1

Return of the French Freud: Freud, Lacan, and Beyond / Edition 1

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Creating a snapshot of current thinking about psychoanalysis, this lively collection examines the legacy of Freud and Lacan. Through provocative and penetrating arguments, the contributors take psychoanalysis to task for 0ts dark view of human nature, theoretical sorcery, devaluation of femininity, self-referentiality, discipleship, negativity, ignorance of history and more.

The essays also examine the complex relationships between Freudian and Lacanian theory and philosophy, feminism, anthropology, communications theory, deconstruction, Foucauldian genealogy and medical history. The outstanding list of contributors includes Paul Roazen, Francois Roustang, John Forrester, Rodolphe Gasche, Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen and Jacques Derrida.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415915250
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Todd Dufresne teaches at and is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto. His work has appeared in The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Books and The Psychoanalytic Review.

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