RAForum
Slogan du site
Descriptif du site
NEUMANN, Saul. "Interrogating the Master: Lacan and Radical Politics"
Article published on 7 January 2008

by r-c.
logo imprimer
Save this article in PDF

Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society (Dec 2004) Vol. 9 Issue 3, p. 298-314.

Abstract

This paper explores the implications of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory for radical politics today. Focusing on anarchism as a revolutionary alternative to Marxism, the paper develops Lacan’s argument about the paradoxical relationship between freedom, transgression and authority, as well as his theory of the four discourses, in order to rethink the antiauthoritarian project in non-utopian and non-essentialist terms. It concludes by calling for a new form of radical politics that seeks to avoid the discourse of the Master through an ethics of contingency, and discusses the contemporary anti-globalization movement as an example.


Associated keywords

Events to come

No events to come
bullet pointSite map bullet pointContact bullet pointEditors area RSS

2003-2019 © RAForum - All rights reserved
Top of the page
Created with SPIP
Template ESCAL 4.1.4