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The short glossary below is not intended to provide adequate definitions of concepts. To do so would be quite alien to the nature of Lacan's work, which is peculiarly resistant to interpretation of a static, defining kind. Though rooted in Freudian psychoanalysis, Lacan's concepts have evolved over the years to meet the requirements of a constant reformulation of psychoanalytic theory. They are best understood, therefore, operationally, at work in a number of different contexts. However, some of the terms do call for comment, if only by way of introduction. [...] In certain cases, however, Lacan has preferred that a term be left entirely unglossed, on the grounds that any comment would prejudice its effective operation.
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no subject provides both a thorough and clear presentation of the basic lacanian concepts and the most insightful and innovative attempt so far to apply them to the study of contemporary social and political phenomena
jacques lacan has emerged as one of the most influential thinks in psychoanalysis and continental philosophy today.
while he is mostly acnowledged for his impact on semiotics, film and gender studies
no subject is dedicated to a systematic exploration of the relation between lanian thought and contemporary political analysis both in terms of theory and concrete applicaiton
a straitforwrd and systematic assessment of the importance of lacan's categories and theoretical constructions for concrete political analysis
demonstrates the immense potential of lacanian thought to invigorate our consideration of the politicla and will be of interest ot all who seek to further their understanding of modenr politics and democrayc
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