Introducing Lacan, Darian Leader
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Introducing Lacan

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Jacques Lacan is now regarded as a major psychoanalytical theorist alongside Freud and Jung, although recognition has been delayed by fierce arguments over his ideas. Written by a leading Lacanian analyst, “Introducing Lacan” guides the reader through his innovations, including his work on paranoia, his addition of structural linguistics to Freudianism and his ideas on the infant 'mirror phase'. It also traces Lacan's influence in postmodern critical thinking on art, literature, philosophy and feminism. This is the ideal introduction for anyone intrigued by Lacan's ideas but discouraged by the complexity of his writings.
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For example, the motifs of mirrored images, telepathic communication, observation and external persecution so common in paranoia may be understood as fundamental building blocks in the constitution of the ego
Her gesture becomes a signifier. It meant something, it generated meaning, but we cannot be sure what it really meant. Signifiers form I networks to which we have little conscious access but which will affect our lives completely. They organize our world, the very texture of which is symbolic.

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the ego is constituted by an alienating identification, based on an initial lack of completeness in the body and nervous system
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