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What if Jacques Lacan--the brilliant and eccentric Parisian psychoanalyst--had worked as a police detective, applying his theories to solve crimes? This may conjure up a mental film clip starring Peter Sellers in a trench coat, but in " Lacan at the Scene, " Henry Bond makes a serious and provocative claim: that apparently impenetrable events of violent death can be more e ...more
Hardcover, 233 pages
Published October 2nd 2009 by MIT Press (MA) (first published 2009)
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This book was great. The ideas of Lacan are not put to practical use often enough. Henry Bond knows a great deal about photography and art history. This combined with lots of Lacanian psychoanalysis gives a great deal of insight into how the psychology of a criminal would affect a crime scene. He divides them into three types: perverse, psychotic, and neurotic which each have distinctive characteristics and features. The perverse crime scene is created with an audience in mind, the psychotic is ...more
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Henry Bond is a writer and photographer; he is senior lecturer in photography at Kingston University; his exploration of Lacanian theory "Lacan at the Scene" was published, with a foreword by Slavoj Žižek, by the MIT Press in 2009.
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