‘Lacan Contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, and Politics’ by Nadia Bou Ali & Rohit Goel

Published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2018.

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Lacan Contra Foucault seeks to ground the divergences and confluences between these two key thinkers in relation to contemporary philosophy and criticism. Specifically the topics of sexuality, the theory of the subject, history and historicism, scientific formalization, and ultimately politics. In doing so, the authors in this volume open up new connections between Lacan and Foucault and shine a light on their contemporary relevance to politics and critical theory.


Introduction: ‘Measure against Measure: Why Lacan contra Foucault?
Nadia Bou Ali, merican University of Beirut, Lebanon

Chapter 1: Cutting Off the King’s Head
Mladen Dolar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Chapter 2: Author, Subject, Structure: Lacan contra Foucault
Lorenzo Chiesa, European University at St Petersburg, Russia

Chapter 3: Better Failures: Science and Psychoanalysis
Samo Tomšič, Humboldt University, Germany

Chapter 4: Merely Analogical: Structuralism and the Critique of Political Economy
Anne van Leeuwen, James Madison University, USA

Chapter 5: Battle Fatigue: Kiarostami and Capitalism
Joan Copjec, Brown University, USA

Chapter 6: Foucault’s Neo-liberal Post-Marxism
Zdravko Kobe, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


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