Politics and the Impossible: Beyond Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction

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This article focuses on the recent work of Slavoj Zizek and his extensive critique of poststructuralism and deconstruction from a Lacanian perspective. In this context, it examines Zizek's provocative approach to questions of social reality, ideology and nationalism, and explores the potential of such an approach for an analysis of crucial themes in British political culture. In addition, the article investigates the nature of the encounter between psychoanalysis and deconstruction - and especially where explicit referral is made to the terrain of politics - with a view to breaking the apparent deadlock that has emerged. Through the development of a post-Marxist critique, it is argued that an alternative perspective can be formulated which combines the insights of both psychoanalysis and deconstruction and, at the same time, is able to transcend the limitations of each.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory, Culture & Society
Pages75-98
Number of pages24
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Publication statusPublished - 1999

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NameTheory, Culture & Society
Volume16

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Psychoanalysis
Deconstruction
Slavoj Žižek
Political Culture
Social Reality
Nationalism
Poststructuralism
Ideology

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Daly, G. (1999). Politics and the Impossible: Beyond Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction. In Theory, Culture & Society (pp. 75-98). (Theory, Culture & Society; Vol. 16). https://doi.org/10.1177/02632769922050728
Daly, Glyn. / Politics and the Impossible: Beyond Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction. Theory, Culture & Society. 1999. pp. 75-98 (Theory, Culture & Society).
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