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While traditional feminist readings on antagonism have pivoted around the sole axis of sex and/or gender, a broader and intersectional approach to antagonism is much needed; this book offers an innovative, feminist, and discursive reading on the Lacanian concept of sexual position as a way to problematize the concepts of political antagonism and political subjects.
Can Lacanian psychoanalysis offer new grounds for feminist politics? This discursive mediation of Lacan's work presents a new theoretical framework upon which to articulate proposals for intersectional political theory. The first part of this book develops the theoretical framework, and the second part applies it to the construction of woman's identity in European politics and economy. It concludes with notes for a feminist political and economic praxis through community currencies and municipalism.
The interdisciplinary approach of this book will appeal to scholars interested in the fields of psychoanalysis, feminisms, and political philosophy as well as multidisciplinary scholars interested in discourse theory, sexuality and gender studies, cultural studies, queer theory, and continental philosophy. Students at master's and PhD level will also find this a useful feminist introduction to Lacanian psychoanalysis, discourse, and gender.
Foire aux questions
Toward a Feminist Lacanian Left
Toward a Lacanian Discourse Analysis
Discourse and Reality
- Metonymy: which is the connection of one word to another; this property gives language a sense of continuity.
- Metaphor: which is the exchange of one word by another and gives the sense of combination.
The point de capiton fixes the signifier to a signifying knot and not to an object […] the existence of points de capiton never produces an eternally stable meaning, only a relative and temporary—albeit necessary—fixation; nevertheless, this fixation, most of the time, mythically invested with the properties of a final one.(Stavrakakis, 1999, p. 60)
is that which is named by language and can thus be thought and talked about. The social construction of reality implies a world that can be designated and discussed with the words provided by a social group’s (or subgroup’s) language. What cannot be said in its language is not part of its reality; it does not exist, strictly speaking.(1995, p. 25)
a mode of functioning or a utilization of language qua link […] is a link between those who speak. You can immediately see where we are headed—it’s not just anyone who speaks, of course; it’s beings, beings we are used to qualifying as ‘living’, and it would, perhaps, be rather difficult to exclude the dimension of life from those who speak.(1998, p. 30)
Every dimension of being is produced in the wake of the master’s discourse—the discourse of he who, proffering the signifier, expects therefrom one of its link effects that must not be neglected, which is related to the fact that the signifier commands. The signifier is, first and foremost, imperative.(1998, p. 32)
was first introduced into French in translations of Heidegger (e.g., Being and Time), as a translation for the Greek ekstasis and the German Ekstase. The root meaning of the term in Greek is ‘standing outside of’ or ‘standing apart from’ something […] Lacan uses it to talk about ‘an existence which stands apart from,’ which insists as it were from the outside; something not included on the inside, something which, rather than being intimate, is ‘extimate’.(1995, p. 122)