CULTURAL STUDIES

PUBLISHER
Walther König, Köln/August Verlag

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Paperback, 4.5 x 7.25 in. / 260 pgs.

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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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