In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful. Publisher’s description: In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault. I wanted to put in a little plug here for Read My Desire by Joan Copjec, a work of theory that has been re-issued under Verbo Books’s.
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This leads to a meditation on the figure of the detective, a figure who, unlike the policeman, has learned to disregard the outward signifiers of a speaker like Reagan and instead has become an expert at reading the irrational desire that makes people follow his message.
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Coopjec thinkers can’t always be right, however. Psychoanalysis is, Joan Copjec’s book almost feels like a class in Lacan—using many of his key ideas to discuss stuff ranging from Bergsonian time, to utilitarianism, to vampires, to Judith Butler, to detective fiction and noir film, Lacan is championed as the savior of psychoanalysis, insisting that only the Lacanian psychoanalytic approach will acquaint us with our limitations, and the nature of our freedom as modern subjects.
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Judas Priest February 16, No trivia or quizzes yet. Sign up here for discounts and quicker purchasing. Instead, Copjec spends her time deep in the complexities of Lacan’s thinking, exposing obvious contradictions with historicism and Foucault’s major work.
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As a sociologist, I now feel that I need some more Lacan, and if this is not a compliment to Copjec’s masterful to I can’t say I fully understood this book, and yet, as a Foucauldian, this book is no less than a sheer revelation.
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desird Jacques Derrida – – Stanford University Press. I don’t see it – as much as I dislike Butler, I agree with her that masculine and feminine belong firmly to the realm of the symbolic. The initial chapters flesh out this idea, and then Copjec proceeds to apply it to specific spheres. As a sociologist, I now feel that I need some more Lacan, and if this is not a compliment to Copjec’s masterful tour de force, I don’t know what is. Ordinarily, these modes of thinking only cross paths long enough for historicists to charge psychoanalysis with an indifference to history, but here psychoanalysis, via Lacan, goes on the offensive.
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Lacan Against the Historicists. Ordinarily, these discourses only cross paths long enough for historicists to charge psychoanalysis with an indifference to history, but here psychoanalysis, via Lacan, goes on the offensive.
It is this failure, this absence, that once again defines the subject’s place at the intersection of the real and symbolic. To grossly generalize, for Foucault per Copjecthe modern ideologies leave no space for the individual. I understand the failure part, but I remain baffled as to why this equates to sexual difference. War and Cinema by Paul Virilio May 4, On Ideology Louis Althusser. And maybe because while I read, I nod and blink, I totally dig it Verso Books 03 September