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Jacques Lacan: A Critical Introduction (Modern European Thinkers)

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Description for Jacques Lacan: A Critical Introduction (Modern European Thinkers) Hardcover. A comprehensive, critical and contemporary introduction to Lacan and his work Series: Modern European Thinkers. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: JMAF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 143 x 223 x 23. Weight in Grams: 388.

*Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Prize, 2016*

The wide-ranging and brilliant ideas of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) have had a major influence on modern thought. His 'followers' are loyal and legion. Yet his ideas are complex and densely conveyed. Lacan's detractors have accused him of obscurantism, pretentiousness and even incoherence, his psychoanalytic practice and his personal life were complicated - he was famous and contentious in equal measure.

Martin Murray provides a lucid account of Lacan's key concepts, including the mirror stage, and his relationship to Freud's ideas, amongst ... Read more

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Pluto Press
Modern European Thinkers
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London, United Kingdom
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About Martin Murray
Martin Murray is the Head of Creative Industries in the School of Computing and Digital Media. at London Metropolitan University. He is the author of Jacques Lacan: A Critical Introduction (Pluto, 2015).

Reviews for Jacques Lacan: A Critical Introduction (Modern European Thinkers)
'Martin Murray talks 'about Lacan' in a way that nobody has before: he explains in crystal clear, easily understandable language not just what the notoriously opaque Lacan's ideas were 'about', but also the various shaping forces
personal, historical, cultural, ideological, artistic'
Jonathan Gil Harris, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of English, Ashoka University 'With extraordinary intellectual generosity ... Read more

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