Jacques Lacan’s influence has spread far from the clinical psychology that his theories were rooted in, to become a touch point in English, social science. Lacan and Postfeminism. Elizabeth Wright. (). Abstract, This article has no associated abstract. (fix it). Keywords, Lacan, Jacques Psychoanalysis and. Lacan and Postfeminism (Paperback). Elizabeth Wright. Share this book. Jacques Lacan has been acknowledged as one of the giants of.

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She argues that this correction creates the foundation for poststructuralist “deconstruction” and its critique of the text. Jul 10, Peter D.

Lacan and Postfeminism

Nominal equality at least may have largely been achieved for many women in the western world – but the old questions posffeminism haunt the thinking of gender relations, and require fresh input if trenchant criticism is to remain alive. Icon Books- Psychology – 75 pages.

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In order to answer this question, she has recourse to the psychoanalysis of both Freud and Lacan, whom she believes have been misrepresented and have been wrongly neglected by feminism and postfeminism. This was a perfect taster, though I can’t claim that I understood it all or that I have conveyed it accurately below.

She is a mystery. Account Options Sign in. Load More… Follow on Instagram. Speaking beings can inscribe themselves on the side of their own choice male or femalealthough it is possible that their choice has been influenced or imposed by “the history of the subject’s unconscious”. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

This is not an in-depth study of Lacan and postfeminism, it is a kind of primer, barely fifty pages long, introducing the amateur reader to this topic. Ivana Nika rated it it was amazing Jul 25, An additional eight pages are devoted to very helpful definitions of key terms used by Lacan. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Lacan and Postfeminism by Elizabeth Wright

Ema San rated it liked it Apr 04, Our genitals do not necessarily dictate the gender of our psyche. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Lisa S rated it liked it Dec 15, Sigmunda Assisi rated it liked it Sep 03, Jacques Lacan has been acknowledged as one of the giants of psychoanalysis, whose influence has spread far from the clinical psychology that his theories were rooted in, to become a touch point in English, social science, philosophy and perhaps most radically, feminism.

She argues that the reliance on the word and connotations of the phallus is not itself an example of phallocentrism.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. There could conceivably be more than two genders from which to choose. Postfeminiam male identifies with the phallus, and fears castration or loss of “jouissance”.


From inside the book. Instead, she identifies with and masquerades as the desire of the man in his fantasy. Paperback80 pages.

She is hidden behind a veil. Travis Kelleher rated it it was amazing Jul 31, You might also like… Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. One of her goals is to write a critique based on the ideological constructions of “discourse” what happens in dialogue, as opposed to language, which is in the dictionary.

Look, here’s the deal. Nino rated it liked it Jul 19, lacxn Her starting point is that there is no positive and stable identity, in particular there is no stable concept of what a woman is.

Lacan and Postfeminism (Paperback)

Lqcan rated it liked it Nov 26, Similarly, Man cannot discover Woman. Wright is a recipient of the bachelor’s degree in American Studies and a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing, both from the University of Virginia.

This argument probably requires a leap of faith. It’s almost as if, for a woman, in the words of Simone de Beauvoir, “the body is a situation” in which postfeminlsm finds herself, and perhaps even more significantly a situation in which she might find herself.