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

Wright, Colin (2015) Discourse and the master's lining: a Lacanian critique of the globalizing (bio)politics of the diagnostic and statistical manual. In: Jacques Lacan: between psychoanalysis and politics. Interventions . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 130-145. ISBN 9780415724326

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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'.

Item Type: Book Section
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.com/Jacques-Lacan-Between-Psychoanalysis-and-Politics/Tomsic-Zevnik/p/book/9780415724333
Keywords: Lacan, Foucault, Discourse, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies > Department of Culture, Film and Media
Depositing User: Wright, Colin
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2017 10:46
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017 10:50
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45549

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