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The Other and the Real. How Does Judith Butler’s Theorizing of the Subject and Contingency Differ from the New Lacanian Thought? 1–14.

@inproceedings{Pirskainen2008TheOA,
  title={The Other and the Real. How Does Judith Butler’s Theorizing of the Subject and Contingency Differ from the New Lacanian Thought? 1–14.},
  author={Jaana Pirskainen},
  year={2008}
}
Conceptualizing cultural norms and political agency is at the core of feminist and queer theory. Therefore, it is important to explicate the consequences of different theoretical traditions for conceiving subjects and contingency. In this article I focus on Judith Butler’s thought and its relationship to the new Lacanian work of Slavoj Žižek and Lee Edelman. By new Lacanian work I refer to writings based on Lacan’s later work from the 1960s and the 1970s, which emphasize the concepts real and… Expand
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