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News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Nadia Bou Ali, Rohit Goel (eds). Lacan Contra Foucault. Subjectivity, Sex, and Politics, Bloomsbury

Review at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Lacan Contra Foucault seeks to ground the divergences and confluences between these two key thinkers in relation to contemporary philosophy and criticism. Specifically the topics of sexuality, the theory of the subject, history and historicism, scientific formalization, and ultimately politics. In doing so, the authors in this volume open up new connections between Lacan and Foucault and shine a light on their contemporary relevance to politics and critical theory.

Introduction: ‘Measure against Measure: Why Lacan contra Foucault?’ Nadia Bou Ali, merican University of Beirut, Lebanon

Chapter 1: Cutting Off the King’s Head, Mladen Dolar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Chapter 2: Author, Subject, Structure: Lacan contra Foucault, Lorenzo Chiesa, European University at St Petersburg, Russia

Chapter 3: Better Failures: Science and Psychoanalysis, Samo Tomšic, Humboldt University, Germany

Chapter 4: Merely Analogical: Structuralism and the Critique of Political Economy, Anne van Leeuwen, James Madison University, USA

Chapter 5: Battle Fatigue: Kiarostami and Capitalism, Joan Copjec, Brown University, USA

Chapter 6: Foucault’s Neo-liberal Post-Marxism, Zdravko Kobe, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

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