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The Palgrave Lacan Series

Jacques Lacan and American Sociology

Be Wary of the Image

Authors: Rousselle, Duane

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  • Provides a critical introduction to early American sociology
  • Suggests fundamental points of departure to rethink the psychoanalytic contribution to American sociology
  • Calls for a return to the tradition of "Grand Theory"
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In this Palgrave Pivot, Duane Rousselle aims to disrupt the hold that pragmatist ideology has had over American sociology by demonstrating that the social bond has always been founded upon a fundamental and primordial bankruptcy. Using the Lacanian theory of “capitalist discourse,” Rousselle demonstrates that most of early American sociology suffered from an inadequate account of the “symbolic” within the mental and social lives of the individual subject. The psychoanalytic aspect of the social bond remained theoretically undeveloped in the American context. Instead it is the “image,” a product of the imaginary, which takes charge over any symbolic function. This intervention into pragmatic sociology seeks to recover the tradition of “grand theory” by bringing psychoanalytical and sociological discourse into fruitful communication with one another.


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Duane Rousselle is Visiting Professor of Sociology at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, USA. He is the author of Lacanian Realism: Clinical and Political Psychoanalysis and Post-Anarchism: A Reader. He maintains a private practice in Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jacques Lacan and American Sociology
Book Subtitle
Be Wary of the Image
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Lacan Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19726-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19726-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19725-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-19728-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 97
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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