Lacan and the Nonhuman

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Lacan and the Nonhuman

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This book initiates the discussion between psychoanalysis and recent humanist and social scientific interest in a fundamental contemporary topic – the nonhuman. The authors question where we situate the subject (as distinct from the human) in current critical investigations of a nonanthropoentric universe. In doing so they unravel a less-than-human theory of the subject; explore implications of Lacanian teachings in relation to the environment, freedom, and biopolitics; and investigate the subjective enjoyments of and anxieties over nonhumans in literature, film, and digital media. This innovative volume fills a valuable gap in the literature, extending investigations into an important and topical strand of the social sciences for both analytic and pedagogical purposes.

ISBN

9783319638164

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date

2018

City

Cham

Keywords

Freud, psychoanalysis, humanism, the Other, Jacques Lacan, phobia and Freud

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