Fanon/Lacan : sites of intersection

Show simple item record Hook, Derek 2021-09-29T12:56:54Z 2021-09-29T12:56:54Z 2020-12
dc.description.abstract Three questions motivate this paper's investigation of various intersections between the work of Frantz Fanon and Jacques Lacan. First, what hitherto under-explored references to Lacan's work are to be found in Fanon's earliest (recently translated) psychiatric work? Second, moving beyond the remit of explicit citation: what subtle conceptual parallels and affinities exist between the work of these two theorists? Third, what contemporary rearticulations of Fanon's thought and political agendas are made possible via Lacanian theory? Exploring Fanon's earliest work shows that a number of Lacanian postulates exercised an influence on the young Martinican, including, amongst others: ideas of imaginary misrecognition, the paranoiac ego, the role of the image, and the notion of a historically founded logic of madness. Reviewing the literature on Fanon–Lacan helps, furthermore, in foregrounding a series of often understated conceptual parallels between the two theorists, including the priority afforded language and speech, the question of sociogeny, the role of social (or symbolic) structure, the notions of fantasy (Fanon's ‘Negro myth’) and of a social (or trans-individual) unconscious (as in Fanon's ‘European collective unconscious’). A notable finding regards how contemporary theorists have applied Lacanian ideas in rearticulations of Fanon's thought concerning the predominance of the topic of racist temporality. There are thus greater possibilities for critical analysis to be found in conjoining Fanonian and Lacanian theory than has generally been acknowledged by Fanon scholars. en_ZA
dc.description.department Psychology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Hook, D. 2020, 'Fanon/Lacan : sites of intersection', Psychoanalysis and History, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 291-316. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1460-8235 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1755-201X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3366/pah.2020.0351
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Edinburgh University Press en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 Edinburgh University Press en_ZA
dc.subject Colonial fantasy en_ZA
dc.subject Historical madness en_ZA
dc.subject Interpellation en_ZA
dc.subject Psychopolitical en_ZA
dc.subject Racism en_ZA
dc.subject Sociogeny en_ZA
dc.subject Temporality en_ZA
dc.title Fanon/Lacan : sites of intersection en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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