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Saul Newman

difference is that, for Foucault, the subject is wholly constituted by these structures (there is no aspect of the subject that is not colonised by power/knowledge) whereas for Lacan, they only partially constitute the subject. In other words, from the perspective of Lacanian theory, subjection is not completely successful: the subject’s integration into language, the process which bestows meaning upon the subject and fixes his identity, is only partial and incomplete. There is always a kind of remainder or ‘leftover’ from this process of subjection – the site of the

in Unstable universalities