The Desire of Psychoanalysis

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Publication Date
February 2021
Page Count
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The Desire of Psychoanalysis

Exercises in Lacanian Thinking
Gabriel Tupinambá; With a foreword by Slavoj Žižek
About the Author

GABRIEL TUPINAMBÁ is a postdoctoral fellow at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.


“Gabriel Tupinambá is one of the most talented and creative psychoanalysts of this new generation of Brazilian Lacanians. His rigorous style combines a broad domain of dense areas of Lacan's work with the necessary courage to renew psychoanalysis in the face of the acute problems posed by the clinic's social reality . . . Recovering the narrative force of clinical accounts, he manages to adjust Lacan's logical-formalistic pretensions with a beneficial conception on the multiplicity of practices that claim the name of psychoanalysis.” —Christian Dunker, author of The Constitution of the Psychoanalytic Clinic: A History of its Structure and Power

“There are books that are written, and there are books that absolutely needed to be written. Tupinambá’s The Desire of Psychoanalysis definitely falls in this last category. It is a groundbreaking interrogation of psychoanalysis and of how the latter is situated in the broader conceptual and social context. Coming at exactly at the right moment, and written by someone who is himself a psychoanalyst, philosopher and political activist, The Desire of Psychoanalysis is bound to shatter the status quo, which psychoanalysis sometimes all to easily gives in to. An outstanding book.” —Alenka Zupancic, author of What IS Sex?