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The Capitalist Unconscious: Marx and Lacan

by Samo Tomšič

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The Capitalist Unconscious by Samo Tomsic fills a gap in English scholarship on Lacan's use of Marx in formulating his own ideas. Many of the ideas presented are not so much new as that they are brought together in a less common manner.

For readers of Marx and/or Lacan this work will largely serve to juxtapose their thought, as well as Freud's, primarily through the lens of Lacan's teaching and theorizing. While action or practice is certainly where actual change takes place, without theory there is no practice, so lamenting a lack of "clinical" application is what is actually pointless for theory must come first.

To some extent, this book continues the discussion which Tomsic himself mentions in an earlier essay: The indebtedness of Lacan’s theory to Marx’s critique reveals that the psychoanalytic engagement with social reality, too, necessarily amounts to a structural theory of crisis. (in "Psychoanalysis, Capitalism and Critique of Political Economy") It is the structuralist nature of both discourses which bring them into sync.

I would recommend this to those interested in Marx, Lacan or any form of critique of capitalism. Like any good work of scholarship there are as many questions raised as answered and there are many directions in which to take the critique.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley. ( )
  pomo58 | Aug 25, 2016 |
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