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History After Lacan

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Lacan was not an ahistorical post-structuralist. Starting from this controversial premiss, Teresa Brennan tells the story of a social psychosis. She begins by recovering Lacan's neglected theory of history which argued that we are in the grip of a psychotic's era which began in the seventeenth century and climaxes in the present.
By extending and elaborating Lacan's theory
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 30th 1993 by Routledge (first published 1993)
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i didn't trust her reading of marx or the subsequent attmept at synthesis between marx and lacan, in which she connected the energy flows in fantasy and the energy of commodity circulation. but i think i was with her as far as motivation and intent is concerned. i perhaps should have read this more slowly, but library fines are merciless!
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In hmolscience, Teresa Brennan (1952-2003) was an Australian-born American feminist philosopher and social-political theorist noted for her psychodynamic theories on how energetics applies to social issues, such as relations between men and women, theorizing on concepts such as the physics of social pressure.

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