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Figuring Desire : psychoanalytic perspectives on the discourse surrounding Colin McCahon and Ralph Hotere
(University of Canterbury. Art History and Theory, 2015)
This thesis presents an interweaving of the discourse surrounding Colin McCahon and Ralph Hotere, the philosophy of art, and Lacanian psychoanalysis. In so doing, a Lacanian understanding of subjectivity, painting, discourse, ...
The fantasy is the most real thing : exploring desire in the 21st Century : Zizek and ideology.
(University of Canterbury. Sociology, 2014)
This thesis considers how desire might be theorised in the twenty first century against the backdrop of New Zealand society, culture and film. Methodologically, this exploration is addressed with reference to Žižek’s return ...
A religion of relatedness: transformation through the appreciation of difference
(University of Canterbury. Language, Social and Political Sciences, 2013)
In spite of many indications to the contrary, not least the tenor of the times which includes both the remnant left after the "death of God" as well as the rise of New Age religiosity, this thesis proposes, using feminist ...