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The shifting identity of the subject : a psychoanalytic inquiry

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dc.contributor.author Sarte, John
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-20T18:10:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-20T18:10:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/36186
dc.description.abstract [Conference Program Abstract] In this paper, I use psychoanalytic theory to re-consider the concept of identity. Using Lacanian psychoanalysis, I attempt to understand a subject’s shifting identity through the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real. Thus, the subject’s identity (identification) becomes contingent on the ego, the big Other, intersubjectivity, and desire. I demonstrate how this psychoanalytic conception of identity can open up possibilities of inquiry into a teacher’s desire to learn. Some possible questions include: How are identity and desire related? In what ways can narratives be generated to study the desire to learn? Who is and what is the role of the research subject/researcher? en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Explorations and Education Conference, held at The University of British Columbia, 1 April 2011 en_US
dc.subject desire, identity, psychoanalytic theory en_US
dc.title The shifting identity of the subject : a psychoanalytic inquiry en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.text conference Paper en_US
dc.description.affiliation Education, Faculty of en_US
dc.description.affiliation Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Dept of en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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