Arguing with the Phallus: Feminist, Queer and Postcolonial Theory: A Psychoanalytic Contribution

Arguing with the Phallus: Feminist, Queer and Postcolonial Theory: A Psychoanalytic Contribution

By: Jan Campbell (author)Hardback

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What can psychoanalysis offer contemporary arguments in the fields of feminism, queer theory and postcolonialism? Jan Campbell introduces and analyses the way that psychoanalysis has developed and made problematic models of subjectivity linked to issues of sexuality, ethnicity, gender and history. Via discussions of such influential and diverse figures as Lacan, Irigaray, Kristeva, Dollimore, Bhabha, Morrison and Walker, Campbell uses psychoanalysis as a mediatory tool in a range of debates across the human sciences, whilst also arguing for a transformation of psychoanalytic theory itself. Alert to the issues at stake in either a wholesale acceptance of rejection of psychoanalysis, Campbell offers the possibility of a re-negotiated interpretation of the symbolic system as a necessary and valuable intervention in cultural theory.

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Jan Campbell teaches in the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham

Contents

* Introduction: Postmodernism and the Bodily Imaginary* Part I:*1. Psychoanalysis and Politics*2. Between Realist and Narcissistic Ego, or Between Experience and Text*3. Between Psychoanalysis and Feminism*4. Post-Lacanian Feminism: Reading the Symbolic, Imaginary and Real* Part II:*5. Queering The Phallus*6. Gay Desire and The Bodily Imaginary*7. Colonial Desires and the Post-Colonial 'Subject'*8. Situating the Cultural Unconscious: Reading and Re-creating Myths and Memory

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2000
  • ISBN13: 9781856494434
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781856494434
  • weight: 375
  • ISBN10: 1856494438

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