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The Criteria of the Future

  • Shanna de la TorreEmail author
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Abstract

De la Torre offers an introduction to key terms in her project, situating the question of the sex in structuralism within conversations in Lacanian psychoanalysis about the differences between norms and structures, the meaning of the symbolic, and the stakes of castration for both Oedipal and non-Oedipal subjects. Arguing that Claude Lévi-Strauss’s structuralism offers more by way of non-Oedipal logics than its critics have suggested and that structuralism’s engagements with the non-Oedipal logics of femininity and psychosis make structuralism’s uses manifest, de la Torre links her project to the question of the transformation of the subject, named by Gilles Deleuze in 1967 as a question for structuralism’s future.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MinneapolisUSA

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