Conversations with Zizek
An excellent introduction to one of the most engaging and controversial cultural theorists writing today.
i ek is a Slovenian sociologist who trained as a Lacanian and uses Lacan to analyse popular culture and politics.
Illustrates the originality of i ek s thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multi-culturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics.
Provides a unique glimpse of i ek s humour and character and offers new material and fresh perspectives which will be of interest to followers of i ek s writings.
- Paperback | 184 pages
- 137.16 x 210.82 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
- 07 Jan 2004
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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About Slavoj Zizek
Glyn Daly is at University College, Northampton.
Back cover copy
Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher who trained as a Lacanian. He is at the forefront of philosophical, political and cultural debate and is known for his theories, based largely on a Lacanian analysis, on a wide range of subjects, including globalization, cyberspace, film, music and opera. His work continues to provoke controversy and to transform the way we think about these and other issues of popular culture and politics. In conversation with Glyn Daly, Zizek elaborates on a range of topics which encompass the purpose of philosophy and psychoanalysis, the films of Stanley Kubrick, the notion of enjoyment, Marxism, de Sade, Nazism and much more.
This book will provide readers with a unique glimpse at Zizeks humour and character, and is an ideal introduction to his work. At the same time it offers new material and fresh perspectives, which will be of interest to followers of his writings, appealing to the general reader as well as to undergraduates and graduates studying social theory, cultural studies and politics.
Table of contents
1. Contexts and horizons: Opening the Space of Philosophy.
2. The Madness of Reason: Encounters of the Real Kind.
3. Subject of Modernity: Virtuality and the Fragility of the Real.
4. Tolerance and the Intolerable: Enjoyment, Ethics and Event.
5. Miracles do happen: Globalization(s) and Politics