While traditional feminist readings on antagonism have pivoted around the sole axis of sex and/or gender, a broader and intersectional approach to antagonism is much needed; this book offers an innovative, feminist, and discursive reading on the Lacanian concept of sexual position as a way to problematize the concepts of political antagonism and political subjects.

Can Lacanian psychoanalysis offer new grounds for feminist politics? This discursive mediation of Lacan's work presents a new theoretical framework upon which to articulate proposals for intersectional political theory. The first part of this book develops the theoretical framework, and the second part applies it to the construction of woman’s identity in European politics and economy. It concludes with notes for a feminist political and economic praxis through community currencies and municipalism.

The interdisciplinary approach of this book will appeal to scholars interested in the fields of psychoanalysis, feminisms, and political philosophy as well as multidisciplinary scholars interested in discourse theory, sexuality and gender studies, cultural studies, queer theory, and continental philosophy. Students at master's and PhD level will also find this a useful feminist introduction to Lacanian psychoanalysis, discourse, and gender.

chapter |22 pages


part I|92 pages

Toward a Feminist Lacanian Left

chapter Chapter 1|17 pages

Reality as a Discursive Operation

chapter Chapter 2|9 pages

The Topology of Reality

chapter Chapter 3|19 pages

A Lacanian Theory of Discursive Ontology

chapter Chapter 4|16 pages

Traversing Fantasy

chapter Chapter 5|9 pages

Toward a Topology of Reality

chapter Chapter 6|20 pages

The Void Ciphering the Real as Reality

part II|60 pages

Some Notes for a Genealogy of Sexuation

chapter |2 pages


chapter Chapter 7|14 pages

The Sexuation of the Ontological Level

chapter Chapter 8|17 pages

The Masculine Hegemony of Reality

chapter Chapter 9|15 pages

Ciphering the Feminine