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 (lə-kän′, lä-käN′), Jacques-Marie Émile 1901-1981.
French psychiatrist who was an early adherent and interpreter of Freud's theories in France, but whose own theoretical and clinical work diverged greatly from Freud's. His collection of essays and lectures Écrits (1966) greatly influenced linguistics and literary theory.
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(French lakɑ̃)
(Biography) Jacques (ʒak). 1901–81, French psychoanalyst, who reinterpreted Freud in terms of structural linguistics: an important influence on poststructuralist thought
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(ləˈkɑ̃, -ˈkɑn)
Jacques, 1901–81, French philosopher and psychoanalyst.
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Rather than engaging with what French feminism's Lacanianism might have to offer the Left, Zizek perceives these thinkers as unhelpfully belaboring Freud/Lacan's phallogocentric predilections, and appealing to a deceptive version of the "eternal feminine."
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After Foucault, the second potential obstacle to an encounter between Ranciere and queer theory lies in psychoanalysis, or more precisely the prominence of references to it in the work of most queer theory and the success of new queer Lacanianism in recent theoretical debate (Dean, 2000; Edelman, 2004).
Those of us who harbor suspicions concerning compulsory Lacanianism will have our moments of doubt.
The mirror as trope for the exploding and/or reconstructed self invokes Lacan--and it is logical even dutifully "academic," that "Gestalt Me Out!" smirks directly at Lacan: "It's true I am more thoughtful, that puts a damper on spontaneity grassroots Lacanianism, watch them work the fortune cookie up into my nostril ..." (Romanticism 97).
To signal even more clearly my distance from Laclau, I would say that it is not so much a split between an unregenerate 'old-style marxism' and a psychoanalytic critique of power that is lamentable in Zizek's work, but rather how his marxism is thoroughly overdetermined by his Hegelian Lacanianism.
The argument seems very coherent and makes use of Zizek's Lacanianism in useful and productive ways.