Chapter 12. L

  1. Michael Payne1 and
  2. Jessica Rae Barbera2

Published Online: 30 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323450.ch12

A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, Second Edition

A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, Second Edition

How to Cite

Payne, M. and Barbera, J. R. (eds) (2010) L, in A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323450.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Courtauld Institute of Art, UK

  2. 2

    University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168908

Online ISBN: 9781444323450



  • Jacques Lacan (1901–81) - French psychoanalyst, most controversial psychoanalyst since Freud;
  • Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, (1940–2007), French philosopher and literary theorist;
  • language theories, many different ways of studying language;
  • Latin American studies - interdisciplinary field of research related to the Americas south of United States;
  • philosophy of law, area of active interdisciplinary exchange between theorists of jurisprudence and literary critics;
  • Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect;
  • legitimation, process of claiming legitimacy - central term of Max Weber's political sociology;
  • linguistic criticism - text analysis which concentrates on connections between language choices and social world;
  • logical positivism - movement of thought exerting a strong influence on epistemology and philosophy of science;
  • Gyorgy Lukács (1885–1971), Hungarian philosopher, politician, aesthetician


This chapter contains entries titled:

  • Lacan, Jacques to Lyotard, Jean-François