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Psychoanalysis, money and the global financial crisis – Book Review

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Edited by David Bennett. Pp. 258. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 2012, £16.99

Michael Chanan

 

Delivering a televised lecture recently on the topic of Free Music in a Capitalist Society, Iggy Pop said he didn’t become a musician in order to get rich: ‘I only ever wanted the money because it was symbolic of love’.1 Should we hear this simply as a naive confession? Or is it symptomatic of an imbrication between two psychological zones which are both subject to the excessive, accumulative, unsatisfiable desire that Jacques Lacan called jouissance? After all, Iggy Pop would hardly be the only one to think this way. To read the full review please click here.

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