Editor: Carol Owens
This issue of the Annual Review of Critical Psychology mobilises an exploration and consideration of the utility of Lacan’s psychoanalysis for critical psychology in particular, and for critical research/theory/practice in general. As such, contributors to this issue tease out the problematics and the potentialities involved in such a project. A framework is imposed according to which the reader may refer in their engagement with the work herein.
Part 1 consists of articles that are addressed directly to questions of the applicability of a specifically Lacanian psychoanalysis to critical disciplines. Authors of these articles present concerned analyses and considerations of the effects upon the discipline(s) of an engagement with Lacanian psychoanalysis. Part 2 consists of articles that take a particular concept of Lacan’s and interrogate it for its utility, effects, and consequences for critical research. Part 3 consists of articles that present critical research and/or practice that incorporates a wholly or partially Lacanian informed methodology. Part 4 consists of two review essays that – far from presenting any merely straightforward ‘book review’ – crucially engage with the problematic involvement of Lacan with critical psychology. Finally, Part 5 of this volume consists of two interviews: one with Slavoj Žižek conducted by Ian Parker, and the other with Karolos Kambelopoulos conducted by Ian Parker, Erica Burman and Stavros Psaroudakis.
Editor’s Introduction: Lacan for Critics!
A place for Lacan in critical psychology? four memos and a gap
Annie G. Rogers
Lacan goes business
Untying real, imaginary and symbolic: a Lacanian criticism of behavioural, cognitive and discursive psychologies
David Pavón Cuéllar
How to be secretly Lacanian in anti-psychoanalytic qualitative research
Christian Ingo Lenz Dunker and Ian Parker
I started off with nothing
Practices, provenances, homologies?
Writing an algebra for the social sciences: Freud’s and Lacan’s mathemes
Queering psychoanalysis/psychoanalysing queer
Who wants to be in rational love?
Restoring universality to the subject: Lacan’s Kantian logic of sexuation
Sexual difference: encore, yet again
The other side of social psychology?
A review of the utility of Lacanian psychoanalysis with a focus on the theory of the four discourses
Peter Branney, Brendan Gough, Anna Madill
Some questions around social imaginary and discourse analysis for critical research
Now that you know, how do you feel? The Milgram experiment and psychologization
Jan De Vos
Logic of the Subject and the Other: Research identities and race….
Kareen Malone & Gilda Barabino
Oedipus and the other in Japan
An effective treatment of psychosis with psychoanalysis in Québec city, since 1982
Contested identities: using Lacanian psychoanalysis to explore and develop social identity theory
The Lacanian Left, by Yannis Stavrakakis; Subjectivity and Otherness, by Lorenzo Chiesa; Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique, by Bruce Fink.
My teaching, by Jacques Lacan.
Lacan’s hairdresser: an encounter with Karolos Kambelopoulos
Stavros Psaroudakis, Ian Parker, Erica Burman
Critical psychology: a conversation with Slavoj Žižek
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