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The Imaginary

About: The Imaginary is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 4807 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 87663 citation(s).

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01 Jan 1980
TL;DR: In this article, the Imaginary Anthropology of Subjectivism is described as an "imaginary anthropology of subjectivism" and the social uses of kinship are discussed. And the work of time is discussed.
Abstract: Preface. Part I: Critique of Theoretical Reason. Foreword. 1. Objectifying Objectification. 2. The Imaginary Anthropology of Subjectivism. 3. Structures, Habitus, Practices. 4. Belief and the Body. 5. The Logic of Practice. 6. The Work of Time. 7. Symbolic Capital. 8. Modes of Domination. 9. The Objectivity of the Subjective. Part II: Practical Logics. 1. Land and Matrimonial Strategies. 2. The social uses of kinship. 3. Irresistible Analogy. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.

10,410 citations

TL;DR: In this article, the Lesbian Phallus and the Morphological Imaginary are discussed, as well as the Assumption of Sex, in the context of critical queering, passing and arguing with the real.
Abstract: Preface Acknowledgements Part 1: 1. Bodies that Matter 2. The Lesbian Phallus and the Morphological Imaginary 3. Phantasmatic Identification and the Assumption of Sex 4. Gender is Burning: Questions of Appropriation and Subversion Part 2: 5. 'Dangerous Crossing': Willa Cather's Masculine Names 6. Queering, Passing: Nella Larsen Rewrites Psychoanalysis 7. Arguing with the Real 8. Critically Queer. Notes. Index

10,218 citations

01 Jan 2007
TL;DR: In this article, the authors argue that "world outlooks" do not correspond to reality, i.e. do not "correspond to rcalif" (i.e., that the) constitute an illusion, and that they do mal.
Abstract: We commonly call rehgious ideology, ethical ideology, legal ideology, poli1ical ideology, CIC., SO many "world outlooks." Of course, assuming that "C do not live one of these ideologies as !he trulh (e.g. "behc,c" in God, Duty, Justice, CIC. • .), "c admu that I.he ideology we arc di9CUSSmg from a crittcal point of v1cw,cnmming it as the c1hnologist examines the m)'ths of a "primitive society," 1ha1 1hesc "world outlooks" arc largdy imaginary, i c. do not "correspond to rcalif)." Ho,.c,er, while admining Wt !he) do correspond to reality, i.e. that the) constitute an illusion, we admi1 that they do mal.c allusion to reality, and th•1 1hey need only be "in1crprcted" to disco,cr !he reality of the "orld behind their imagina11 rcprcscntauon of that ,.o,ld (ideology = 1/l,,s10,,f •llus-). There arc different types of interpretation, the most famous of which arc the "'"hanim, type, current in the cightccn1h century (God is the imaginary representation of the real King), and !he "lttrrtfffltu11," interpretation, inaugurated by !he carli

2,712 citations

01 Jan 1977
TL;DR: A translation of selected writings from his most famous work offers welcome access to nine of his most significant contributions to psychoanalytic theory and technique, spanning thirty years of his inimitable intellectual career as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Brilliant and Innovative, Jacques Lacan's work has had a tremendous influence on contemporary discourse. Lacan lies at the epicenter of contemporary discourses about otherness, subjectivity, sexual difference, the drives, the law, and enjoyment. Yet his seemingly impenetrable writing style has kept many readers from venturing beyond page one. This new translation of selected writings from his most famous work offers welcome access to nine of his most significant contributions to psychoanalytic theory and technique, spanning thirty years of his inimitable intellectual career. Beginning with the formation of the ego in the mirror stage, these texts study the varied roles of meaning, speech, writing, aggression, transference, and desire in our lives.

2,249 citations

29 Dec 2003
TL;DR: The Modern Moral Order and the Specter of idealism as discussed by the authors have been identified as the foundations of the modern social imagination, and the modern moral order has been called the "Social Imaginary".
Abstract: Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 1 The Modern Moral Order 3 2 What Is a "Social Imaginary"? 23 3 the Specter of idealism 31 4 The Great Disembedding 49 5 The Economy as Objectified Reality 69 6 The Public Sphere 83 7 Public and Private 101 8 The Sovereign People 109 9 An All-Pervasive Order 143 10 The Direct-Access Society 155 11 Agency and Objectification 163 12 Modes of Narration 175 13 The Meaning of Secularity 185 14 Provincializing Europe 195 Notes 197

2,166 citations

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