Perversion Now!

  • Diana Caine
  • Colin Wright

Part of the The Palgrave Lacan Series book series (PALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Diana Caine, Xavier Fourtou, Gyorgyi Koman, Hephzibah Rendle-Short, Colin Wright
    Pages 1-22
  3. Clinical Reflections from Freud to Lacan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Xavier Fourtou
      Pages 25-34
    3. Anne Worthington
      Pages 45-55
    4. Gorana Bulat-Manenti
      Pages 65-73
  4. Symptom or Structure: A Dichotomy?

  5. The Fetish and the Feminine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Arlette Pellé
      Pages 139-146
  6. Sublimation>Sinthome>Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Diana Kamienny Boczkowski
      Pages 169-174
    3. Luigi Burzotta
      Pages 175-181
    4. Jean-Claude Aguerre
      Pages 183-190
  7. Social Discourse, Politics and the Law

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 263-283

About this book


This collection, written by leading Lacanian psychoanalytic theorists and practitioners, explores the impact of shifts in contemporary culture, politics and society on the notion of ‘perversion’, which has undergone numerous profound changes in recent years. The book explores a wide range of issues, from changes in the psychoanalytic clinic, to transformations in the relationship between ‘transgression’ and the law; from the epistemic and diagnostic status of ‘perversion’ as a term, to the perverse turn in contemporary politics; from representations of perversion in cultural productions, to the interpretation of perverse cultural practices. Topical and controversial, academics and students of psychoanalysis, critical and cultural theory, and media studies will find this collection invaluable. In providing cutting edge theoretical debate, the book will also be attractive to practising and training psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists.



Lacanian theory Psychoanalysis Sexual behaviour Sexual preference Neo-liberalism Sexual politics Sex and the law Sade Freud Queer Theory Lacan

Editors and affiliations

  • Diana Caine
    • 1
  • Colin Wright
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeuropsychologyNational Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Culture, Film & MediaUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom

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