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Author Dean, Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice), 1960-

Title The self and its pleasures : Bataille, Lacan, and the history of the decentered subject / Carolyn J. Dean.

Imprint Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1992.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 270 pages) : illustrations.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-263) and index.
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Contents Introduction -- Part one. Psychoanalysis and the self : introduction -- 1. The legal status of the irrational -- 2. Gender complexes -- 3. Sight unseen (reading the unconscious) -- Part two. Sade's selflessness : introduction -- 4. The virtue of crime -- 5. The pleasure of pain -- Part three. Headlessness : introduction -- 6. Writing and crime -- 7. Returning to the scene of the crime -- Conclusion.
Summary Why did France spawn the radical poststructuralist rejection of the humanist concept of 'man' as a rational, knowing subject? In this innovative cultural history, Carolyn J. Dean sheds light on the origins of poststructuralist thought, paying particular attention to the reinterpretation of the self by Jacques Lacan, Georges Bataille, and other French thinkers. Arguing that the widely shared belief that the boundaries between self and other had disappeared during the Great War helps explain the genesis of the new concept of the self, Dean examines an array of evidence from medical texts and literary works alike. The Self and Its Pleasures offers a pathbreaking understanding of the boundaries between theory and history.
Subject Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962.
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962.
Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962. (OCoLC)fst00008540
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981. (OCoLC)fst00050728
Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962.
Lacan, Jacques (Jacques Marie Émile), 1901-1981.
Self -- History -- 20th century.
Self (Philosophy) -- History -- 20th century.
Masochism -- History.
Criminal psychology -- History.
France -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Moi (Psychologie) -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Moi (Philosophie) -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Masochisme -- Histoire.
Psychologie criminelle -- Histoire.
France -- Vie intellectuelle -- 20e siècle.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Semiotics & Theory.
Criminal psychology. (OCoLC)fst00883467
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Masochism. (OCoLC)fst01011131
Self. (OCoLC)fst01111441
Self (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst01111454
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic book.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Dean, Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice), 1960- Self and its pleasures. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1992 (DLC) 92052748 (OCoLC)26096597
ISBN 9781501705410 (electronic bk.)
1501705415 (electronic bk.)
080142660X (hard ; alk. paper)
9780801426605 (hard ; alk. paper)
0801499542 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780801499548 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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