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Lacan and Levi-Strauss or the Return to Freud (1951-1957) Markos Zafiropoulos

Lacan and Levi-Strauss or the Return to Freud (1951-1957)

Markos Zafiropoulos

Published April 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781855757264
Paperback
233 pages
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Lacan and Levi-Strauss are often mentioned together in reviews of French structuralist thought, but what really links their distinct projects? In this important study, Markos Zafiropoulos shows how Lacans famous return to Freud was only madeMoreLacan and Levi-Strauss are often mentioned together in reviews of French structuralist thought, but what really links their distinct projects? In this important study, Markos Zafiropoulos shows how Lacans famous return to Freud was only made possible through Lacans reading of Levi-Strauss. Via a careful and illuminating comparison of the work of the psychoanalyst and that of the anthropologist, Zafiropoulos shows how Lacans theories of the symbolic function, of the power of language, of the role of the father and even of the unconscious itself owe a major debt to Levi-Strauss.Lacan and Levi-Strauss is much more than an academic study of the relations between these two thinkers: it is also a superb introduction to the work of Lacan, setting out with detail and lucidity the major concepts of his work in the 1950s.