Doing Cultural Theory is a textbook and a toolkit that teaches the basics of cultural theory, unpacks its complexities with real-life examples, and shows readers how to link theory and practice.
Offers accessible introductions to how cultural studies has engaged with key theories in structuralism, poststructuralism and postmodernism; Teaches straightforward ways of practicing these theories so students learn to think for themselves; Uses ‘Practice’ boxes to show students how to apply cultural theory in the real world; Guides students through the literature with carefully selected further reading recommendations
Other textbooks only show how others have analyzed and interpreted the world. Doing Cultural Theory takes it a step further and teaches students step-by-step how to do cultural theory for themselves.
Chapter 7: Psychoanalysis: Jacques Lacan
Psychoanalysis: Jacques Lacan
The following two chapters will be concerned with the French psychoanalytic critic Jacques Lacan and will show how a number of concepts associated with his work have been adapted to cultural analysis. The first two sections of the present chapter describe Lacan's ambiguous relation (and increasing importance) to cultural ...