- Regular price
- Sale price
- Regular price
- Unit price
- FREE Delivery on orders above $20 within Singapore.
- International Shipping & Tax calculated at checkout.
Although the term 'jouissance' is common currency in psychoanalysis today, how much does it really tell us? While often taken to designate a fusion of sexuality, suffering and satisfaction, the term has fallen into a purely descriptive use that closes down more questions than it opens up. Although assumed to explain the coalescence of pleasure and pain, it tends to cover a range of quite different issues that should be distinguished rather than conflated.
By returning to some of the sources of the concept in Freud, and their elaborations in Lacan, this book hopes to stimulate a debate around the relations of pleasure to pain, autoerotism, the links of satisfaction to arousal, the effects of repression, and the place of the body in psychoanalytic theory. Leader aims to provide context for Lacan's work and encourage dialogue with other analytic traditions.
|Format:||Paperback, 138 pages||Language:||English|
|Dimension:||21.34cm x 13.72cm x 1.27cm||ISBN10:||150954884X|
|Weight:||204g||ISBN13:||9781509548842||Publication Date:||06 Jul 2021||Publisher:||Polity Press|
“In the last decades, ‘jouissance’ has emerged as the new master-signifier of those who refer to Lacan, turning it into a vague designation with no precise content. Here enters Leader, who proves that there is a strict conceptual network to jouissance with its own often different logics. To use Freud’s and Lacan’s notion of retroactivity, it is only with Leader’s booklet that we clearly see who Lacan was.”Slavoj ÂiÂek, philosopher and professor at the Institute of Sociology, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“Impeccably researched and beautifully written, this nimble volume brims with sparkling new insights about the endlessly fascinating and deeply problematic relation between pleasure, sex and satisfaction. This book is a precious little gem, which will appeal to a very wide readership.”Dany Nobus, Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology, Brunel University London
Domestic Delivery (Singapore)
- Your order will be delivered to you within 1-3 business days.
- We are delighted to be able to offer FREE delivery on all orders above $20 in Singapore.
- Your order will be delivered to you within 7-30 business days.
- Any applicable import duties, taxes (including VAT) and shipping charges will depend on your destination country. All chargers will be displayed at checkout.
All prices shown on the Content Binded website are in Singaporean dollars. The prices shown are inclusive of GST.
The best way to contact us is by filling in the online contact form within the Contact Us section. The form is designed to help you specify the query that you have and then direct it to a member of our customer support team that is best suited to deal with it.
We work hard to deal with your queries within 24 hours.We also welcome to receiving any suggestions or feedback as to how we can improve. All emails are read by a member of a customer support team. Please send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
We currently ship to countries and regions seen below.
- Brunei Darussalam
- Hong Kong
- Korea (South)