This collection, written by leading Lacanian psychoanalytic theorists and practitioners, is a unique exploration of the novel aspects of perversion from the perspective of crueltya psychoanalytic study that has never been sufficiently undertaken in an English-speaking world. Instead of reducing the notion of perversion to cultural representations, a historical discourse or a clinical diagnosis, the authors in this collection draw on Freud, Kant, Hegel, Marquis de Sade, Derrida, Deleuze and iek to untie the knot of psychic cruelty intrinsic to perversion and therefore de-sexualize perverted acts. They do so by theorizing perversion in psychoanalytic concepts of the Oedipus complex, the-Name-of-the-Father and jouissance, and furthermore in the perspective of the clinics of neurosis and psychosis, in dialogue with a clinical praxis, philosophy and literature.
Provides a fresh and rigorous understanding of the concept of perversion as psychic structure in Lacan
Draws on Derrida and Deleuze to examine Lacan's perversion from the perspective of cruelty
Expands on the discourse and clinical praxis of Lacan's perversion
Meera Lee is on the faculty of Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College, City University of New York, USA, and a psychoanalyst in analytic formation.
Contenu 1 Introduction: Psychoanalysis in the Bedroom
2 Cruelfictions of Psychoanalysis: Freud, Derrida, Mignotte
3 Intimate Cruelties: Perversions, Sexuality and the Human Animal
4 On the Right to Jouissance
5 A Perverse Fascination for Death and Jouissance: Bataille, Lacan and the Anti-social Turn in Queer Theory
6 Perversion After Freud: From the Cruel Father to the Joycean Clinic
7 The Anxiety at the Heart of Perverse Experience: A Clinical Perspective
8 The Pornography of His Eyes: A Vignette of Perversion
9 Neoliberalism and Liminality: Perverse Cruelties in the Age of the Capitalist Discourse