In ‘Lacan and Gestalt Theory, with Some Suggestions for Cultural Studies’ Ian Verstegen makes the following points considering Lacan’s theory of Mirror stage:
- Within the Imaginary, the child learns that demand cannot be satisfied; learn the sameness and difference when viewing a mirror.
- The gaze for Lacan encapsulates human subjectivity; it is always a personal construction.
- A relationship of subjects to one another, or to groups, and can change in different contexts.
- Acknowledged Lacan’s correction that properly speaking the gaze is not visual, it is not directly about looks but it is about relationships that include looks.