Studies in the Psychosocial

Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Myth in Contemporary Culture

After Oedipus

Authors: Voela, Angie

  • Discusses how today the most pertinent question might not be ‘what is my truth?’ but ‘how will I recognise truth when I come across it?'
  • Produces a new and truly interdisciplinary account of myth in contemporary culture
  • Draws attention to the rise of the aporetic subject as a necessary metaphor for contemporary subjectivity
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This book examines the use of myth in contemporary popular and high culture, and proposes that the aporetic subject, the individual that ‘does not know’, is the ideal contemporary subject. Using several contemporary novels, films and theatrical plays that illustrate aporia – such as Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Riordan, 2007), Tron Legacy (Koninski, 2010), Welcome to Thebes (Buffini, 2010), The Photographers (Koundouros, 1998), Prometheus (2012) and Prometheus Retrogressing (Sfikas, 1998) – Angie Voela introduces common ground between Lacanian psychoanalysis and some of Freud’s most ardent critics, Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard, as well as the cultural philosopher Bernard Stiegler. These unprecedented systematic comparisons broaden the scope and impact of Lacanian psychoanalysis in inter-disciplinary debates of philosophy and culture and Voela argues that apart from dealing with the past, psychoanalysis must also deal more explicitly with the present and the future. She presents a unique inquiry into modern subjectivity that will be of great interest to scholars of psychoanalysis, philosophy, film, literature and contemporary culture.

About the authors

Angie Voela is a senior lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at the University of East London, UK. She has published in a number of journals and co-edited We Need to Talk About Family: Essays on Neoliberalism, the Family and Popular Culture.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Aporia, the Sphinx, and the Hope that Life Will Make Sense

    Voela, Angie

    Pages 1-39

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  • Ion’s Aporia: Just Another Oedipus?

    Voela, Angie

    Pages 41-71

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  • Towards a New Anthropogony? Tron Revisited

    Voela, Angie

    Pages 73-106

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  • Forget Antigone?

    Voela, Angie

    Pages 107-136

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  • The Abyss of the Other’s Desire or Greek Myth for (Neoliberal) Children

    Voela, Angie

    Pages 137-181

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-48346-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Myth in Contemporary Culture
Book Subtitle
After Oedipus
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the Psychosocial
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48347-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48347-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48346-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 241
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