Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Alberta Oil Sands – But Were Afraid to Ask Jacques LacanPosted on: Jan 16, 2017
The Concordia Institute for Christian Studies and Society and the Reseach Cluster On Theology and Science presents:
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Alberta Oil Sands*
*But Were Afraid to Ask Jacques Lacan
By Richard Kover, PhD
January 30th, check out the complete info on the attached: Oil Sands Presentation Poster
Using examples from current pro-oil sands public relations campaigns, this presentation will utilize the theoretical lens of psychoanalytic thinker Jacques Lacan to argue that in such advertisements oil is presented as a fetishized object or the objet petit a-“the object cause of desire” whose possession is seen to heal all economic, political and ecological ills.