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Enjoy your symptom! : Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and out

Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1992.
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An elucidation of the fundamentals of Lacanian theory - letter, fantasy, woman, repetition, phallus, father, - with reference to popular culture and films such as "City Lights", "Sophie's Choice" and  Read more...

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Named Person: Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Slavoj Žižek
ISBN: 0415904811 9780415904810 041590482X 9780415904827
OCLC Number: 25593064
Description: xi, 198 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Why Does a Letter Always Arrive at Its Destination? 1.1. Death and Sublimation: The Final Scene of City Lights. The trauma of the voice. The tramp's interposition. The separation. 1.2. Imaginary, Symbolic, Real. Imaginary (mis)recognition. Symbolic circuit I: "There is no metalanguage" Symbolic circuit II: Fate and repetition. The real encounter --
2. Why Is Woman a Symptom of Man? 2.1. Why Is Suicide the Only Successful Act? The act as an answer of the Real. Germany, Year Zero: The word no longer obliges. Europa '51: Escape into guilt. Stromboli: The act of freedom. 2.2. The "Night of the World" Psychoanalysis and German idealism. The fiction of reality. The fascination of the sacrifice --
3. Why Is Every Act a Repetition? 3.1. Beyond "Distributive Justice" Why was Chandler's Playback a failure? "Distributive justice" and its exception. Sacrifice, traditional and utilitarian. Le pere.. ...ou pire. Repetition: imaginary, symbolic, real. Repetition and postmodernity. "Either/or" redoubled. 3.2. Identity and Authority. The "exception reconciled in the universal" The vicious circle of dialectics and its remainder. Identity and fantasy. Socrates versus Christ. The paradoxes of authority. The "impossible" performative. Kierkegaard's "materialist reversal of Hegel" Lucan versus Habermas --
4. Why Does the Phallus Appear? 4.1. Grimaces of the Real. The "phantom of the opera": A spectroscopy. The voice qua object. From the modernist sinthome.. ...to the postmodernist Thing. 4.2. Phallophany of the Anal Father. The anal father. Phallophany versus phallic signifier. Class struggle in the opera. The subject of the Enlightenment --
5. Why Are There Always Two Fathers? 5.1. At the Origins of Noir: The Humiliated Father. The paranoiac Other. "Woman as the symptom of man" revisited. From Ned Beaumont to Philip Marlowe. From Philip Marlowe to Dale Cooper. 5.2. Die Versagung. The "sacrifice of the sacrifice" Die versagung, castration, alienation. "Subjective destitution" "Tarrying with the Negative"
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