Perversion Now!

by Diana Caine, Colin Wright

Series: The Palgrave Lacan Series

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  • 9783319472706
  • 9783319472713
This collection, written by leading Lacanian psychoanalytic theorists and practitioners, explores the impact of shifts in contemporary culture, politics and society on the notion of ‘perversion’, which has undergone numerous profound changes in recent years. The book explores a wide range of issues, from changes in the psychoanalytic clinic, to transformations in the relationship between ‘transgression’ and the law; from the epistemic and diagnostic status of ‘perversion’ as a term, to the perverse turn in contemporary politics; from representations of perversion in cultural productions, to the interpretation of perverse cultural practices. Topical and controversial, academics and students of psychoanalysis, critical and cultural theory, and media studies will find this collection invaluable. In providing cutting edge theoretical debate, the book will also be attractive to practising and training psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists.



Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9783319472706
  • 9783319472713

About The Author

Diana Caine is a consultant neuropsychologist and Lacanian analyst at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in London, UK. She draws on psychoanalytic theory to re-think the implications of neurological damage for human subjectivity.

Colin Wright is Associate Professor in Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham, UK. He helps to run the Centre for Critical Theory there, and is the Director of the MA in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies.