Popular Ghosts : The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture

Description

Located in the ambivalent realm between life and death, ghosts have always inspired cultural fascination as well as theoretical consideration. Ghosts are ubiquitous in contemporary critical theory and in current literary and visual culture. In psychoanalysis, for example, the ghost has been crucial to Freud's uncanny, Lacan's discussion of desire and Abraham and Torok's theory of intergenerational trauma. In literary studies, the ghost is integral to the field of Gothic studies, as its prime genre characteristic. With the appearance of Derrida's 1994 "Specters of Marx", moreover, the ghost not only acquired a deconstructive dimension, but was transformed into a methodology in and of itself: hauntology or spectral studies.

Details

Author(s)
Esther Peeren, Maria del Pilar Blanco
Format
Paperback | 368 pages
Dimensions
153 x 228 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
Publication date
13 May 2010
Publisher
Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
1441164014
ISBN13
9781441164018
Bestsellers rank
831,035