Pierre Macherey on Judith Butler: Out of melancholia: notes on Judith Butler’s The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection – Rethinking Marxism – Volume 16, Issue 1

Here’s the abstract of this open access article from Rethinking Marxism:

This review of Judith Butler”s The Psychic Life of Power was first written as a presentation of Butler”s ideas to the study group on “La Philosophie au sens large” that Macherey sponsors at the University of Lille 3. The review focuses on Butler”s critique of the modern conception of power, the logic of “subjection,” and the “tropic subject”; the Althusserian theory of ideological interpellation and the psychic dimensions of power; and the role of mourning and melancholia in constituting subjected subjects.

via Taylor & Francis Online :: Out of melancholia: notes on Judith Butler’s The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection – Rethinking Marxism – Volume 16, Issue 1.