From neurotic citizen to hysteric security expert: a Lacanian reading of the perpetual demand for US cyber defence

@article{Jacobsen2020FromNC,
  title={From neurotic citizen to hysteric security expert: a Lacanian reading of the perpetual demand for US cyber defence},
  author={J. T. Jacobsen},
  journal={Critical Studies on Security},
  year={2020},
  volume={8},
  pages={46 - 58}
}
  • J. T. Jacobsen
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Critical Studies on Security
ABSTRACT Within the emerging body of critical security research on expertise, most contributions have focused on reconstructing the risk governance regime that the expert professionals embody, including the anxious, neurotic subject that expert security practices reproduce. Through French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan’s Hysteric Discourse, the article advances the study of the neurotic subject to include the security policy expert. By introducing and applying a ‘hysteric reading strategy’ to the… Expand
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