Psychoanalysis and Cultural Theory: Thresholds


  • Editors
  • James Donald

Part of the Communications and Culture book series (COMMCU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Victor Burgin
    Pages 11-26
  3. Parveen Adams
    Pages 68-88
  4. Elizabeth Wright
    Pages 158-168
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 188-189

About this book


The transactions between the social and the psychical, between history and the unconscious, remain one of the most tantalising enigmas in the human sciences. In the past, the competing explanations offered by psychoanalysis and by cultural studies have led to mutual incomprehension, uncritical partisanship or outright rejection. The contributors to this volume juxtapose psychoanalysis with a number of cultural perspectives without collapsing either into the other. Their reflective and often self-critical surveys of cultural categories, forms and disciplines suggest that a new phase in these debates may have arrived.


Cultural Studies geometry psychoanalysis

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-46104-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-21170-8
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