Tag Archives: symbolic

A symbolic efficacy.

What you never had is something you can give, lose, and hold.

Chua and Rubenfeld, “The Triple Package.”

Don’t ask why this group “succeeds” and that group “fails” in an industry. Ask what symbolic and imaginary role this and that group play for a collectivity.

No Sexuality without the Symbolic.

The notion that sexuality is unnatural raises the depressing possibility that our basic appetites are ideological through and through.

Any difference in pleasure is purely symbolic.

The inside of a man’s mouth is much like the inside of a woman’s mouth.

There is no capitalism; there are only capitalisms.

The internet-finance stage of capital inverts the imperialist-industrial stage: the symbolic ascends to the position of “reality,” while the material sinks into the position of “appearance.”