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Lacan and the Nonhuman (Hardcover)

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This book initiates the discussion between psychoanalysis and recent humanist and social scientific interest in a fundamental contemporary topic – the nonhuman. The authors question where we situate the subject (as distinct from the human) in current critical investigations of a nonanthropoentric universe. In doing so they unravel a less-than-human theory of the subject; explore implications of Lacanian teachings in relation to the environment, freedom, and biopolitics; and investigate the subjective enjoyments of and anxieties over nonhumans in literature, film, and digital media. This innovative volume fills a valuable gap in the literature, extending investigations into an important and topical strand of the social sciences for both analytic and pedagogical purposes.

Number of Pages: 286
Genre: Psychology, Philosophy
Series Title: Palgrave Lacan
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2018
TCIN: 53395928
UPC: 9783319638164
Item Number (DPCI): 248-64-5861
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