Lacan, Jacques

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Lacan,

Jacques, French psychoanalyst, 1901-1981.
Lacanian psychoanalysis - characterized by belief that the unconscious (id) is the ground of being and cannot be controlled by the ego.
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Nonetheless, all these stages of Lacanian Psychoanalysis, i.e.
This modality of practice for recovery insists on the equivocation of language, a central feature of Lacanian psychoanalysis. She answers "that makes a ball in my throat." This statement designates an anxiety.
It should also be emphasized that all sexuality in the novel is sadomasochistic and sadomasochism entails the rejection of castration, the symbolic castration of the desire in Lacanian psychoanalysis. To sum up, their relationship reflects their imaginary status not the symbolic.
Interestingly enough, according to Lacanian psychoanalysis, the "use of language in general, in fact implies a loss, a lack, because I wouldn't need words as stand-ins for things if I still felt that I was an inseparable part of those things" (ibid 29), since one needs words to reflect up on concepts.
In Slovenia his group took over the avant-garde magazine Problemi and used it as a medium for channeling the precepts of Lacanian psychoanalysis into Slovenian public discourse.
And Sunderland's fascinating discussion of a curious moment in which the Vulgate's Gauvain wishes to be a woman in order to earn Lancelot's love (89) hints at how Lacanian psychoanalysis, taken on its own terms, can abstract and thereby downplay issues of gender and sexuality.
Lacanian psychoanalysis has a reputation--not totally unjustified--of being somewhat arcane.
Ian Parker, Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Subjectivity, London and New York, Routledge, 2011; 248pp, 20.99 [pounds sterling] paperback
Saito's uncompromising adherence to an arguably outmoded model of Lacanian psychoanalysis surfaces as the history of the beautiful fighting girl motif--hereafter abbreviated "BFG"--is presented using concepts of gender and sexuality that may ring outright offensive to the modern American scholar.
creatively appeals to solidarity with workers in Exodus and Jesus' parables, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and economic thought to argue that "we need to understand the key role of workers in production" (111), and that Christianity requires standing with beleaguered workers.
The first commonality shared by those whose work could be considered Transcendental Materialism (hereafter TM) is a shared set of references that include German Idealism, Lacanian Psychoanalysis, and Marxist Materialism.
Lacanian psychoanalysis needs to be redefined as theory and practice in relation to psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy and spirituality.