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Psychoanalysis, Politics, Oppression and Resistance: Lacanian Perspectives, edited by Chris Vanderwees and Kristen Hennessy


This innovative text addresses the lack of literature regarding intersectional approaches to psychoanalysis, underscoring the importance of thinking through race, class, and gender within psychoanalytic theory and practice.


The book tackles the widespread perception of psychoanalysis today as a discipline detached from the progressive ideals of social responsibility, institutional psychotherapy, and community mental health. Bringing together a range of international contributions...

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Psychosis and Extreme States: An Ethic for Treatment 
by Bret Fimiani

This book advances a theory of transference-in-psychosis with the aim of provoking a change in the way the experience of psychosis is understood and thus, clinically treated. Beginning from the premise that the body of the psychotic is a site of social contestation, the author draws upon the work of Freud, Lacan, Deleuze & Guattari and Apollon to reframe the problem of the ‘body’ (as an effect of language) and its relation to transference, and ethics, in treating psychosis. 

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Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan
by Carol Owens and Stephanie Swales

Taking a deep dive into contemporary Western culture, this book suggests we are all fundamentally ambivalent beings. Trying to love without dealing with our ambivalence, with our hatred, is often a recipe for failure. Any attempt, therefore, to love our neighbour as ourselves—or even, for that matter, to love ourselves—must recognize that we love where we hate and we hate where we love.

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Incandescent Alphabets. Psychosis
and the Enigma of Language
by Annie Rogers

Psychosis, an invasion of mind and body from without, creates an enigma about what is happening and thrusts the individual into radical isolation. What are the subjective details of such experiences? This book explores psychosis as knowledge cut off from history, truth that cannot be articulated in any other form. Delusion is a new language made of ‘incandescent alphabets’ that the psychotic adopts from imposed voices.

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The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers 
by Raul Moncayo and Magdalena Romanowicz

Lacan critiqued imaginary intuition for confusing direct perception with unconscious pre-conceptions about people and the world.The emphasis on description goes hand in hand with a rejection of theory and the science of the unconscious and a belief in the naive self-transparency of the world.

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Perversion: A Lacanian Psychoanalytic Approach to the Subject by Stephanie Swales

This is the most in-depth, clinically astute, and illuminating exploration of perversion that I know of! Swales convincingly guides us through the maze of sadism, masochism, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and fetishism, illustrating her discussions throughout with eye-opening case material.

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Sex for Structuralists: The Non-Oedipal Logics
of Femininity and Psychosis
by Shanna de la Torre

This book argues that structuralism makes itself useful when it engages with the non-Oedipal logics of femininity and psychosis. Building from the psychoanalytic belief that norms repress unconscious desire while structures open onto the creative resources of the symbolic, Sex for Structuralists looks to key texts in myth, trauma, and unconscious fantasy by Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Claude Lévi-Strauss.

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A Study of the Institution of Images

A new translation by Peter Geoffrey Young

Navigating the texts of Ovid, Augustine, Roman jurists, medieval canon lawyers, Freud, Lacan, the notebooks of Leonardo de Vinci, and the paintings of Rene Magritte, this third volume of Lessons focuses on the relation of the subject to the institution of images.

The Practice of Lacanian Psychoanalysis
by Raul Moncayo

The book proposes a new model for diagnosis, giving preference to fewer over more diagnoses, and seeks to better organize them by distinguishing between structure and surface symptoms. Underpinned by extensive practical knowledge of the clinic and case examples for clinicians, analysts, and practicing Lacanian analysts, this book should be of interest to academics, scholars, and clinicians alike.

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