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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PIRATES AND FARMERS

By Dave Hickey.

RIDINGHOUSE

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Pub Date: 9/1/2013
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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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The Modern History of Italian Wine

THE MODERN HISTORY OF ITALIAN WINE

By Walter Filiputti.

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ISBN: 9788857226231
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Pub Date: 9/13/2016
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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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For Climate's Sake!

FOR CLIMATE'S SAKE!

Edited by Rene Swarzenbach.

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ISBN: 9783037782453
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Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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Our World to Change!

OUR WORLD TO CHANGE!

Edited by Ruedi Baur.

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Pub Date: 2/25/2017
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Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties

JONAS MEKAS: SCRAPBOOK OF THE SIXTIES

Edited by Anne König.

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ISBN: 9783959050333
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Pub Date: 2/1/2015
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Peter Saul: Professional Artist Correspondence, 1945–1976

PETER SAUL: PROFESSIONAL ARTIST CORRESPONDENCE, 1945–1976

Edited with text by Dan Nadel.

BAD DIMENSION PRESS

ISBN: 9781942884583
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Pub Date: 3/17/2020
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Entreprecariat

ENTREPRECARIAT

By Silvio Lorusso. Edited by Freek Lomme, Josh Plough. Foreword by Geert Lovink. Afterword by Raffaele Alberto Ventura.

ONOMATOPEE PROJECTS

ISBN: 9789493148161
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Pub Date: 4/21/2020
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The Other Citizen

THE OTHER CITIZEN

By Brandon LaBelle.

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ISBN: 9780997874471
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Pub Date: 5/19/2020
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The Labour of Enjoyment: Towards a Critique of Libidinal Economy

THE LABOUR OF ENJOYMENT: TOWARDS A CRITIQUE OF LIBIDINAL ECONOMY

By Samo Tomšic.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/AUGUST VERLAG

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Pub Date: 1/21/2020
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Lost in Media

LOST IN MEDIA

Edited by Ismail Einasche, Thomas Roueché.

VALIZ

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Pub Date: 6/16/2020
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