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Studies in the Psychosocial

Enjoyment and Submission in Modern Fantasy

Authors: Panu, Mihnea

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  • Builds on the work of an extensive range of theorists to further the debate on the role of bourgeois enjoyment 
  • Highlights the often forgotten significance of desire as an important force which goes against traditional understandings of capitalism
  • (Re)introduces ‘bourgeois’ as an important analytic term within the field of psychology 
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This book reveals the workings of the bourgeois passion for submission in a variety of contemporary contexts. By (re)introducing the concept ‘bourgeois’ as an analytical term and describing this contemporary subject as a psychic economy rather than just as a social class, Panu shows the intractability of contemporary forms of enjoyment and neoliberalism’s periodic outbursts of aggressiveness to be connected by a recurrent circuit of trauma and anxiety originating in the bourgeois subject’s difficult relationship with symbolic authority.So far, most anticapitalist and decolonial struggles in the West have been hesitant when engaging with the issue of bourgeois enjoyment as the main source of capitalism’s resilience. This exciting new work draws on an extensive range of theorists such as Butler, Copjec, Žižek and Zupancic to emphasise the importance of psychological mechanisms irreducible to rationality or knowledge such as desire, enjoyment, and the obscure nature of selfhood in the reiteration of the current capitalist reality. 

About the authors

Mihnea Panu is Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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Softcover  
  • ISBN 978-1-349-70278-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enjoyment and Submission in Modern Fantasy
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the Psychosocial
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51321-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51321-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51320-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-70278-7
Series ISSN
2662-2629
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 239
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