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The Palgrave Lacan Series

Lacan and the Posthuman

Editors: Matviyenko, Svitlana, Roof, Judith (Eds.)

  • Presents a variety of unique perspectives on Posthumanism in its relation to psychoanalysis
  • Offers insight from the arts, the media, the humanities and psychology
  • Places discussions about Lacanian psychoanalysis and the subject in a contemporary context
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When Posthumanism displaces the traditional human subject, what does psychoanalysis add to contemporary conversations about subject/object relations, systems, perspectives, and values? This book discusses whether Posthumanism itself is a cultural indication of a shift in thinking that is moving from language to matter, from a politics focused on social relations to one organized according to a broader sense of object in environments. Together the authors question what is at stake in this shift and what psychoanalysis can say about it. 

Promoting psychoanalysis’ focus on the cybernetic relationships among subjects, language, social organizations, desire, drive, and other human motivations, this book demonstrates the continued relevance of Lacan’s work not only to continued understandings of the human subject, but to the broader cultural impasses we now face. Why Posthumanism? Why now? In what ways is Posthumanist thought linked to the emergence of digital technologies? Exploring Posthumanism from the insights of Lacan’s psychoanalysis, chapters expose and elucidate not only the conditions within which Posthumanist thought arises, but also reveal symptoms of its flaws: the blindness to anthropomorphization, projection, and unrecognized shifts in scale and perspective, as well as its mode of transcendental thought that enables many Posthumanist declarations. This book explains how Lacanian notions of the subject inform current discussions about human complicity with, and resistance to, algorithmic governing regimes, which themselves more wholly produce a “post”- humanism than any philosophical displacement of human centrality could. 


About the authors

Svitlana Matviyenko is an Assistant Professor of Critical Media Analysis in the School of Communication of Simon Fraser University, Canada. She researches psychology of users’ interaction with the web to theorize the networking drive, user complicity and practices of resistance.
Judith Roof is William Shakespeare Chair in English at Rice University, USA and an attorney-at-law. She is author of seven monographs and essays to date on topics ranging from psychoanalysis and popular culture, to cinema, modern drama, legal studies, feminist theory, sexuality, narrative theory and comedy.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Matviyenko, Svitlana (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

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  • The Obscene Object of Post/Humanism

    Armand, Louis

    Pages 15-26

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  • From Law to Code: Posthumanism as Sinthome

    Roof, Judith

    Pages 27-45

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  • “A Corporal Radioscopy”: Lacan, the Baroque, and the Posthuman

    Pero, Allan

    Pages 47-65

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  • Lacan’s Cybernetic Theory of Causality: Repetition and the Unconscious in Duncan Jones’ Source Code

    Wright, Colin

    Pages 67-88

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 89,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76326-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lacan and the Posthuman
Editors
  • Svitlana Matviyenko
  • Judith Roof
Series Title
The Palgrave Lacan Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76327-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76327-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76326-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 215
Topics