Pixar with Lacan: The Hysteric's Guide To Animation by Lilian Munk RösingPixar with Lacan: The Hysteric's Guide To Animation by Lilian Munk Rösing

Pixar with Lacan: The Hysteric's Guide To Animation

byLilian Munk Rösing

Hardcover | December 17, 2015

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The films from Pixar Animation Studios belong to the most popular family films today. From Monsters Inc to Toy Story and Wall-E, the animated characters take on human qualities that demand more than just cultural analysis. What animates the human subject according to Pixar? What are the ideological implications? Pixar with Lacan has the double aim of analyzing the Pixar films and exemplifying important psychoanalytic concepts (the voice, the gaze, partial object, the Other, the object a, the primal father, the name-of-the-father, symbolic castration, the imaginary/ the real/ the symbolic, desire and drive, the four discourses, masculine/feminine), examining the ideological implications of the images of human existence given in the films.
Lilian Munk R¿sing is Associate Professor in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and a literary critic. In the fields of aesthetics and psychoanalytic cultural criticism, R¿sing has published (in Danish) Reading the Child, The Catechism of Genderand The Return of Authority.
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Title:Pixar with Lacan: The Hysteric's Guide To AnimationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.25 × 6.23 × 0.5 inPublished:December 17, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1628920599

ISBN - 13:9781628920598

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Beyond the Name of the Father: Toy Story 1 3. Big O is Watching You: Toy Story 2 4. Sadism in the Kindergarten: Toy Story 3 5. Entertainment as Warfare: A Bug's Life 6. There is Nothing More Toxic than a Human Child: Monsters, Inc. 7. Just Keep Swimming: Finding Nemo 8. More than Super: The Incredibles 9. The Mother Road: Cars 10. Man is a Puppet, Soul is a Rat: Ratatouille 11. Humanity Stuck in Vacation Hell: Wall-E 12. His Master's Voice: Up 13. Conclusion Epilogue: Animation and Capitalism Bibliography Index

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What makes the book so charming is its humor, and its absolute commitment to Pixar's films as important contributions to modern man's self-understanding.