CULTURAL STUDIES

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The Labour of Enjoyment: Towards a Critique of Libidinal Economy

Lacanian Explorations IV

By Samo Tomšic.

A new theory of libidinal economy—the intersection between desire and capitalism—from the author of The Capitalist Unconscious

The fourth book in Slavoj Žižek's Lacanian Explorations series, The Labour of Enjoyment sees Slovenian philosopher Samo Tomšic continue his exploration of the connections between capitalism and psychoanalysis that he began in his 2015 book The Capitalist Unconscious.

In this new text, Tomšic critiques the use of psychoanalysis to discuss political economy, focusing specifically on the concept of "libidinal economy," the intersection between desire and capitalism most famously proposed by Jean-François Lyotard.

Contrasting Marxist and Freudian thought with the philosophies of Aristotle and Adam Smith, Tomšic suggests that in the age of modernity, political and economic theory should reflect the driving force of alienation rather than narcissism. With this in mind, Tomšic also analyzes the problems of labor and resistance and the "psychoanalytic deadlocks" they present in a traditional understanding of libidinal economy.


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Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties

JONAS MEKAS: SCRAPBOOK OF THE SIXTIES

Edited by Anne König.

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Noise After Babel

NOISE AFTER BABEL

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ISBN: 9783959050449
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Pub Date: 2/1/2016
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Our World to Change!

OUR WORLD TO CHANGE!

Edited by Ruedi Baur.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785294
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Pub Date: 2/25/2017
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For Climate's Sake!

FOR CLIMATE'S SAKE!

Edited by Rene Swarzenbach.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782453
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Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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Democracy

DEMOCRACY

Edited by Hanspeter Kriesi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783962
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Pub Date: 11/25/2013
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The Modern History of Italian Wine

THE MODERN HISTORY OF ITALIAN WINE

By Walter Filiputti.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857226231
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Pub Date: 9/13/2016
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We Are The Market!

WE ARE THE MARKET!

Edited with introduction by Freek Lomme, Josh Plough.

ONOMATOPEE

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Pub Date: 8/25/2018
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Post-Butt

POST-BUTT

Edited by Melani de Luca, Pernilla Ellens. Text by Melani de Luca, Charlotte Van Buylaere.

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677700
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Pub Date: 10/20/2017
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Sense & Sensibility

SENSE & SENSIBILITY

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Pub Date: 3/9/2018
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Pirates and Farmers

PIRATES AND FARMERS

By Dave Hickey.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464722
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Pub Date: 9/1/2013
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In Search of African American Space

IN SEARCH OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SPACE

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037786338
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Colored People Time

COLORED PEOPLE TIME

Edited with text by Meg Onli, Amber Rose Johnson. Foreword by John McInerney. Text by Aria Dean, Eve L. Ewing, Michael Hanchard, et al.

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Pub Date: 10/20/2020
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