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The Žižek Reader

The Žižek Reader

Elizabeth Wright (Editor), Edmond Wright (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-21201-0

Mar 1999

346 pages

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$57.95

Description

The Zizek Reader - which includes a Foreword by Zizek and a new, previously unpublished essay on cyberspace - provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the flamboyant work of a figure who has been variously described as 'one of the most arresting, insightful and scandalous thinkers in recent memory' and 'the Giant of Ljubljana'.

  • Collects work by one of the most arresting and scandalous thinkers of our time.
  • Aids the reader to understand the often complex thinking of both Lacan and Zizek

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Preface: Burning the Bridges by Slavoj Zizek.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Part I: Culture.

1. The Undergrowth of Enjoyment.

2. The Obscene Object of Postmodernity.

3. The Spectre of Ideology.

4. Fantasy as a Political Category.

5. Is it Possible to Traverse the Fantasy in Cyberspace?.

Part II: Woman.

6. Otto Weininger, or 'Woman doesn't Exist'.

7. Courtly Love, or Woman as Thing.

8. There is No Sexual Relationship.

9. Death and the Maiden..

Part III: Philosophy.

10. Hegel's 'Logic of Essence' as a Theory of Ideology.

11. Schelling-in-Itself: The Orgasm of Forces.

12. A Hair of the Dog that Bit You.

13. Kant with (or against) Sade.

14. Of Cells and Selves.

Slavoj Žižek: Bibliography of Worlds in English.

Index.

"Zizek is, in fact, the most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in Europe for some decades." Terry Eagleton, University of Oxford <!--end-->

"The Zizek Reader is an excellent introduction to his thinking and contains the first systematic criticism of his work, in editorial introductions to each essay. In his own preface, Zizek makes his gambit explicit by his categorical rejection of the 'hegemonic trends' of today's academia." The Independent


  • Collects work by one of the most arresting and scandalous thinkers of our time.
  • Aids the reader to understand the often complex thinking of both Lacan and Zizek
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