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Description - History After Lacan by Teresa Brennan

Lacan was not an ahistorical post-structuralist. Starting from this controversial premise, Teresa Brennan tells the story of a social psychosis. She begins by recovering Lacan's neglected theory of history which argued that we are in the grip of a psychotic's era which began in the 17th century and climaxes in the present. By extending and elaborating Lacan's theory, Brennan develops a general theory of modernity. Contrary to postmodern assumptions, she argues, we need general historical explanation. An understanding of historical dynamics is essential if we are to make the connections between the outstanding facts of modernity - ethnocentrism, the relationship between the sexes and ecological catastrophe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415011174
ISBN-10: 0415011175
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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