‘Lacan Contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, and Politics’

The book seeks to ground the divergences and confluences between these two key thinkers in relation to contemporary philosophy and criticism, specifically the topics of sexuality, the theory of the subject, history and historicism, scientific formalization, and ultimately politics. In doing so, the authors in this volume open up new connections between Lacan and Foucault and shine a light on their contemporary relevance to politics and critical theory.

Bloomsbury, 2019


Introduction: ‘Measure against Measure: Why Lacan contra Foucault?’ Nadia Bou Ali, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Chapter 1: Cutting Off the King’s Head, Mladen Dolar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Chapter 2: Author, Subject, Structure: Lacan contra Foucault, Lorenzo Chiesa, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia
Chapter 3: Better Failures: Science and Psychoanalysis, Samo Tomšic, Humboldt University, Germany
Chapter 4: Merely Analogical: Structuralism and the Critique of Political Economy, Anne van Leeuwen, James Madison University, USA
Chapter 5: Battle Fatigue: Kiarostami and Capitalism, Joan Copjec, Brown University, USA
Chapter 6: Foucault’s Neo-liberal Post-Marxism, Zdravko Kobe, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia