ae'iae'ek's communism: revolutionary terror or Utopian jouissance?
Good theory; bad politics - this is how ae'iae'ek's works have been described.
Now Chris McMillan argues that ae'iae'ek's reading of global capitalism could reinvent political subversion.
He highlights the political consequences of ae'iae'ek's fundamental concepts, such as the Lacanian Real, universality and the communist hypothesis.
He argues that ae'iae'ek's turn to Communism represents the ultimate significance of ae'iae'ek's work for the 21st century and a marked new direction for ae'iae'ekian theory.
While ae'iae'ek's work attracts a lot of labels, most of them pejorative - communist, conservative, anti-semantic - Chris McMillan identifies ae'iae'ek's unique and productive contribution to social and political theory, constructing his work as a response to the difficulties of contemporary social theory and the political deadlock of global capitalism. Key Features: * Summarises key applications of psychoanalytic theory to politics and shared social life * Produces a sustained reading of ae'iae'ek's understanding of the economy and capitalism * Considers the specific value of ae'iae'ek's work as a form of political action * Responds to ae'iae'ek's recent reference to the communist hypothesis and 'egalitarian justice'