Sean Homer/Jacques Lacan (Routledge Critical Thinkers)
Jacques Lacan is one of the most challenging and controversial of contemporary thinkers, as well as the most influential psychoanalyst since Freud. Lacanian theory has reached far beyond the consulting room to engage with such diverse disciplines as literature, film, gender and social theory. This book covers the full extent of Lacan's career and provides an accessible guide to Lacanian concepts and his writing on: the imaginary and the symbolic; the Oedipus Complex and the meaning of the phallus; the subject and the unconscious; the real; sexual difference.
Table of contents
- WHY LACAN?
- KEY IDEAS
- The imaginary
- The symbolic
- The Oedipus complex and the meaning of the phallus
- The subject of the unconscious
- The Real
- Sexual Difference
- AFTER LACAN
- FURTHER READING
- Works cited
Sean Homer is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at City College, Greece. He is the author of Fredric Jameson (1998) and co-editor (with Douglass Kellner) of Fredric Jameson: A Critical Reader (2004).