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RADICAL THINKERS: SET 10

OUT NOW: RADICAL THINKERS: SET 10

The tenth set in the series features four books on the history and development of psychoanalysis and psychiatry.

 

THE DIALECTICS OF LIBERATION edited by DAVID COOPER

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1933-the-dialectics-of-liberation

 

FREUD: THEORY OF THE UNCONCIOUS by OCTAVE MANNONI

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1937-freud

 

READ MY DESIRE: LACAN AGAINST THE HISTORICISTS by JOAN COPJEC

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1939-read-my-desire

 

THE WEARY SONS OF FREUD by CATHERINE CLEMENT

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1935-the-weary-sons-of-freud

 

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LONDON EVENT

DIALECTICS OF LIBERATION

A contemporary revisiting of the now legendary 1967 Congress, with guest speakers including Selma James and Lynne Segal

15th July, 7pm, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH

The Dialectics of Liberation Congress was held at the Roundhouse in July 1967. The now legendary meeting of minds was a unique expression of the politics of modern dissent. Existential psychiatrists, Marxist intellectuals, anarchists and political leaders met to discuss the key social issues of the next decade.

Against the backdrop of rising student frustrations, racism, class inequality, and environmental degradation, this conference aimed to create genuine revolutionary momentum by fusing ideology and action on the levels of the individual and of mass society.

Taking ‘the demystification of violence’ in all its expressions, and bridging theory and practice, speakers included Herbert Marcuse and Lucien Goldmann to represent the theoretical pole, and Stokely Carmichael on Black Power as an activist, and Carol Schneeman, Allen Ginsberg and R.D. Laing in between.

Verso Books presents an event revisiting some of the issues discussed in light of the sweeping political, economic and technological changes that the world has seen since, on the 48th anniversary of the congress and the publication of a new edition of The Dialectics of Liberation, compiling interventions from contributors as part of Verso’s Radical Thinkers series.

Join Selma James, Lynne Segal, Nina Power, Ewa Jasiewicz, Benjamin Noys and Mark Fisher to discuss the legacy of the meeting and contemporary social issues surrounding the forms of struggle, feminism and anti-racism, sexuality, mental health, education, the environment and climate change and activism.

Tickets are £5 (with £1.95 fee per transaction) and available from the Roundhouse website – https://tickets.roundhouse.org.uk/booking/production/bestavailable/17555?performance=

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THE DIALECTICS OF LIBERATION edited by DAVID COOPER

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1933-the-dialectics-of-liberation

A revolutionary compilation of speeches which produced a political groundwork for many of the radical movements in the following decades, featuring Stokely Carmichael, Herbert Marcuse, R. D. Laing, Paul Sweezy, and others.

DAVID COOPER (1931-1986) was a South African–born theorist and existential psychiatrist.

FREUD: THEORY OF THE UNCONCIOUS by OCTAVE MANNONI

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1937-freud

A clearly written and highly organized introduction of the work of one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers.

OCTAVIO MANNONI (1898-1989) was a leading thinker in the French psychoanalytical tradition inspired by Jacques Lacan.  After travelling to Africa and residing for more than twenty years in Madagascar, where he held various positions while working as an ethnologist, Mannoni returned to France to develop his influential work on colonization.

READ MY DESIRE: LACAN AGAINST THE HISTORICISTS by JOAN COPJEC

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1939-read-my-desire

Pits the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan against the historicist approach of Michel Foucault to develop a profound critique of historicism.

JOAN COPJEC is a Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.  She has written or edited eleven books, including ‘Supposing the Subject’ and ‘Radical Evil’

THE WEARY SONS OF FREUD by CATHERINE CLEMENT

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1935-the-weary-sons-of-freud

A Communist, feminist, and analysand asks what the social function of psychoanalysis should be and condemns what it has become.

CATHERINE CLEMENT is a prominent French philosopher, novelist, feminist, and literary critic. After studying at the Ecole normale superieure under Claude Levi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan, she became a leading member of the school of French feminism and ecriture feminine.

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Verso, originally founded in 1970 to publish continental theory in translation for the first time, brought the work of radical thinkers such as Jacques Lacan and Jean-Paul Sartre to a wider English-speaking audience. The Radical Thinkers series continues to bring philosophy to new audiences as part of Verso’s broader intellectual and political project. The series of beautifully designed and affordable editions of classic works of theory now exceeds 100 published titles and counts over 300,000 copies sold.  This tenth set in the series features four books on the history and development of psychoanalysis and psychiatry.

“A golden treasury of theory.”—Eric Banks, Bookforum

“Verso’s beautifully designed Radical Thinkers series, which brings together seminal works by leading left-wing intellectuals, is a sophisticated blend of theory and thought.”—Ziauddin Sardar, New Statesman

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All books are PAPERBACK, priced £9.99/$16.95/$19.95CAN

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