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Discourse and the master's lining: a Lacanian critique of the globalizing (bio)politics of the diagnostic and statistical manual

Wright, Colin

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Samo Tomšič
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Andreja Zevnik
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Abstract

This chapter outlines the different conceptualisations of 'discourse' in the work of Foucault and Lacan. If Foucault's understanding has been much more influential in academic approaches such as Discourse Analysis, the links between Lacan's notion of discourse and the ethical stakes foregrounded by the clinic are, it is argued, potentially more useful to the politics of critique. This claim is explored through a Lacanian interpretation of the psychiatric 'bible', the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, as a 'discourse' that fits what Lacan identified as the 'discourse of the capitalist'.

Publication Date Aug 14, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Series Title Interventions
Book Title Jacques Lacan: between psychoanalysis and politics
ISBN 9780415724326
APA6 Citation Wright, C. (2015). Discourse and the master's lining: a Lacanian critique of the globalizing (bio)politics of the diagnostic and statistical manual. In A. Zevnik, & S. Tomšič (Eds.), Jacques Lacan: between psychoanalysis and politics. Routledge
Keywords Lacan, Foucault, Discourse, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
Publisher URL https://www.routledge.com/Jacques-Lacan-Between-Psychoanalysis-and-Politics/Tomsic-Zevnik/p/book/9780415724333
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Jacques Lacan: between psychoanalysis and politics on 14 August 2015, available online: https://www.routledge.c...ik/p/book/9780415724333

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