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Author Pavón Cuéllar, David.

Title From the conscious interior to an exterior unconscious : Lacan, discourse analysis, and social psychology / David Pavón Cuéllar ; edited by Danielle Carlo and Ian Parker
Published London : Karnac Books, 2010


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Description xviii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Lines of the symbolic series
Lines of the symbolic series.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction.An application of Lacanian concepts to discourse analysis in social psychology -- Ch. 1 The symbolic and the imaginary -- Ch. 2 The signifier and the signified -- Ch. 3 Full speech and empty speech -- Ch. 4 Enunciation and enunciated -- Ch. 5 The subject as a signifier to another signifier -- Ch. 6 The unconscious as the discourse of the Other -- Ch. 7 The representative of the subject -- Ch. 8 The discourse of the master -- Ch. 9 The being of speech -- Ch. 10 The interpretation of wisdom
Summary "This striking Lacanian contribution to discourse analysis is also a critique of contemporary psychological abstraction, as well as a reassessment of the radical opposition between psychology and psychoanalysis. This original introduction to Lacans work bridges the gap between discourse-analytical debates in social psychology and the social-theoretical extensions of discourse theory. David Pavon Cuellar provides a precise definition and a detailed explanation of key Lacanian concepts, and illustrates how they may be put to work on a concrete discourse, in this case a fragment of an interview obtained by the author from the Mexican underground Popular Revolutionary Forces (EPR)." "Throughout the book, Lacanian concepts are compared to their counterparts in psychology. Such a comparison reveals insuperable incompatibilities between the two series of concepts. The author shows that Lacan's psychoanalytical terminology can neither be translated nor assimilated to the terms of current --
psychology. Among the notions in actual or potential competition with Lacanian concepts, the book deals with those proposed by semiology, Marxism, phenomenology, constructionism, deconstruction, and hermeneutics. Taking a stand on those theoretical positions, each chapter includes detailed discussion of the contribution of classical approaches to language; including Barthes, Bakhtin, Althusser, Politzer, Wittgenstein, Berger and Luckmann, Derrida, and Ricoeur. There is sustained reference in the body of the text to the arguments of Lacan and Lacanians, of Miller, Milner, Soler, and Zizek. At the same time, in the extensive notes accompanying the text, there is a systematic reappraisal and reinterpretation of debates and pieces of research work in social psychology, especially in a discursive and critical domain that has incorporated elements of psychoanalytic theory." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Discourse analysis.
Psychoanalysis and philosophy.
Psychoanalytic interpretation.
Social psychology.
Psychoanalytic Theory.
Psychology, Social.
Author Carlo, Danielle.
Parker, Ian, 1956-
LC no. 2010455501
ISBN 185575794X
Other Titles Lacan, discourse analysis, and social psychology