The concept of the phallus as “the privileged signifier” is one of the central ideas of psychoanalysis, first introduced by Sigmund Freud in his discussion of childhood development and the dream, and later considered by Jacques Lacan as the origin of the signifying system and culture.1 Throughout their writings, Freud and Lacan discussed numerous qualities of the phallus as the prominent part-object (Freud), or the primary and only signifier marked by the absence (desire) it signifies (Lacan), while both indicate the phallus as the signifier of “Onement, " as compared to the absolute or the-name-of the-father.2.
|Title of host publication||Perversion and Modern Japan|
|Subtitle of host publication||Psychoanalysis, Literature, Culture|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
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