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An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis

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This reference provides detailed definitions for over 200 Lacanian terms. Attention is given both to Lacan's use of common psychoanalytic terms and how his own terminology developed through the various stages of his teaching. Taking full account of the clinical basis of Lacan's work, the historical and institutional background to Lacanian ideas is given, and each major con ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Routledge
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No one needs this book. It does not do a good job of summarizing or defining Lacanian concepts--Mr. Evans wrote this book as an inexperienced student, and his general lack of understanding of Lacanian theory is obvious on most pages. The whole idea of an introductory dictionary is a pretty foolish endeavour in the first place. I would point anyone instead towards the brilliantly pellucid Lacanian introductions by Bruce Fink.
PLUS, Mr. Evans has since renounced Lacanian psychoanalysis, as you can
This is a really thorough explanation of concepts and terms found throughout Lacan's seminars. I recommend it to anyone who loves Lacan but struggles with him as much as I do.
I think Evans does a pretty decent job summerizing most of Lacan's theories, buzz words and vocabulary. I use this right along side any essay/book that touches on, battles with, mis-states Lacanian theories. For example, just recently I needed it while trying to follow Helene Cixous' argument in "The Laugh of the Medusa" -- she rakes Lacan (and for that matter Freud) over the coals for the "phallocentricity" of their formulation of sexual difference -- i.e. that a woman defines herself as "lacki ...more
Incredibly useful for anyone regularly reading literature that constantly refers to Lacan, but yet who doesn't want to read all of Lacan's work to understand it. (Time is just too precious for that.)
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