In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful. Publisher’s description: In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault. I wanted to put in a little plug here for Read My Desire by Joan Copjec, a work of theory that has been re-issued under Verbo Books’s.

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Still, just about every one has some value. Jacques Lacan in Continental Philosophy categorize this paper. Copjec’s argument, as I see it, is not really with Foucault or the historicist’s, despite the subtitle of the book, but with an erroneous assumption that all human desire can be rationalized and explained – historicism in particular seems to believe that, if there are gaps in this respect, it is only because we haven’t looked hard enough.

Psychoanalysis insists on exposing the ‘cruel enunciator, the sadistic superego’, which speaks the moral law because it, ‘[ Find it on Scholar. But the main point Copjec wants to get across and I think she does a good job of it is that neo-Foucauldians have largely misunderstood Lacan over and over again as well as Foucault for that matter because they don’t take Copjec is no Zizek but she takes Lacan more literally than Zizek does, which is good for understanding the finer points of the clinical side of Lacanian theory.


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Copjec interweaves these pictures with a meditation on how utilitarianism and functionalism have changed architecture buildings are now defined primarily by their usean attitude that spills over into clothing, and then into the functionalist definition of humanity itself, which now becomes defined by useful work – clothing, in this perspective, becomes merely a decorative and inessential supplement.

Jennifer Murray 23 March Sign in to use this feature. And why, to say the least, isn’t he’s taught more in other departments?

It is a desire that cannot be rationalized: Stian rated it it was amazing Nov 22, In Read My DesireJoan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful modern disciplines—psychoanalysis and historicism.

Infancy and History Giorgio Agamben. The System of Objects Raed Baudrillard.

I’m not at all convinced that this is Foucault’s position, especially in light of his essay “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History,” which does take into account the importance of contingency. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

War and Cinema desirre Paul Virilio May 4, Jun 10, Steven Ruszczycky rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. That is the essence of Chapter 1. The Metastases of Enjoyment Slavoj Zizek.

Read My Desire : Lacan Against the Historicists

Not because every argument is bulletproof, but because it is audacious, comprehensive, and necessary. I have read Read My Desire twice: Entries from my LiveJournal, Part 1 July 3, There are some interesting discussions about anxiety in this section, especially about how human beings use the symbolic order’s capacity for ritual in order to try and control the eruptions of the real that make us anxious.


Jeremy Valentine – – Cultural Values 6 A must-read for anyone interested in psychoanalysis. As an added bonus, I just learned on the Web that Copjec is working on a book about the filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. Copjec is at her worst making baffling conflations of indeterminate terms.

A reading list for International Women’s Day. Inspired by Your Browsing History. It is this failure, this absence, that once again defines the subject’s place at the intersection of the real and symbolic.

Mar 13, Thai Divone rated it it was amazing Shelves: Daniel rated it it was amazing Aug 10, copjwc Ken Baumann October 29, Instead, Copjec spends her time deep in the complexities of Lacan’s thinking, exposing obvious contradictions with historicism and Foucault’s major work. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. It is the fantasy structure which allows for anything we may call an understanding.

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