To celebrate the start of the academic year (and 50% off ALL our student reading), we're giving away free ebooks throughout the month of September! For one day only, the ebook edition of Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists by Joan Copjec (see below) will be FREE to download!

This offer ends at 10am EDT/ 3pm GMT September 21, 2018.

In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful modern disciplines—psychoanalysis and historicism. Ordinarily, these modes of thinking only cross paths long enough for historicists to charge psychoanalysis with an indifference to history, but here psychoanalysis, via Lacan, goes on the offensive. Refusing to cede history to the historicists, Copjec makes a case for the superiority of Lacan’s explanation of historical processes and generative principles. Her goal is to inspire a new kind of cultural critique, one that is “literate in desire,” and capable of interpreting what is unsaid in the manifold operations of culture. It is one of the core texts on our Psychoanalysis reading list. 

Please note: the free ebook will change every so often so if you have clicked through and the book that you were expecting to see is not available, then you have missed out! However, all our books (print and ebook) are 50% off for the month of September–see more details here! Unsure where to start? See our Top 10 Books Every Student Should Read!


Don't forget, ALL our Student Reading (print and ebook) is 50% off for the month of September! See more details here.


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Each ebook will be available to download, for free, for one day only. Please note the expiry date and time above. 

This offer can not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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