Foucault and Lacan Walk Into A Bar…


Here’s an interesting piece from Global-e:

One day, way back in the 20th century, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Roland Barthes sat under an equatorial tree, living in their own imagined primitive past, discussing Global Studies. “What,” asked Barthes, “might the four of us contribute to a field that analyzes the world as a global system, stitched together—as Michael Curtin deftly puts it—by trade protocols, governance covenants, and communications networks?” Lévi-Strauss checked his notes, Lacan thought introspectively, and Foucault answered complicatedly. Each spoke of the cultural schemes that inform public policy and that structure debate about contemporary life. Let me summarize their conversation—translated from French.

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One thought on “Foucault and Lacan Walk Into A Bar…

  1. “Lacan thought introspectively” ?! INTROspectively?! introSPECTIVEly?! you don’t think the Lacanian GAZE as the subject’s EX-timacy/EX-sistence contradicts this imaginary presentation of Lacan?

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