Conversations with Zizek / Edition 1

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In this new book, Slavoj Žižek and Glyn Daly engage in a series of entertaining conversations which illustrate the originality of Žižek’s thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multiculturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics.

  • An excellent introduction to one of the most engaging and controversial cultural theorists writing today.
  • Žižek is a Slovenian sociologist who trained as a Lacanian and uses Lacan to analyse popular culture and politics.
  • Illustrates the originality of Žižek’s thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multi-culturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics.
  • Provides a unique glimpse of Žižek’s humour and character and offers new material and fresh perspectives which will be of interest to followers of Žižek’s writings.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Slavoj Žižek has put the Soul back into philosophy."TLS

"Audacious and vertiginous, this book is everything one expectsfrom him, a heady mix of psychoanalysis, politics, theology,philosophy, and cultural studies that will leave the reader bothexhausted and exhilarated. For those wishing to gain a briefoverview of his central thesis or his application of Lacan tocultural studies, this is an informal and opportune text, anexcellent introduction to Žižek by Žižek."-Marcus Pound, Bristol University

"I am very impressed by how Žižek continues book afterbook to clarify, revise and deepen his thinking. This volume-idealfor the beginner, but with plenty to offer the practiced reader ofŽižek as well- is a superb snapshot of where this mostrestless, iconoclastic and essential of contemporary theoristsstands at the moment." – Henry Staten, University ofWashington, Seattle.

"Glyn Daly succeeds here in punctuating the febrile forward rushof one of the most distinctive and influential voices of our time,making it curl a little more deliberately around questions manywould want to ask Žižek responds with wily candour,offering up original and substantive theoretical speculationalongside bits of professional biography and new glosses on hisfavorite cultural examples. As invigorating and substantial aconversation as any one is likely to come upon. – JoanCopjec, author of Imagine There’s No Woman

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745628974
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/15/2003
  • Series: PCVS-Polity Conversations Series, #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.55 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Slavoj Zizek is Professor of Sociology at the Institute forSociology at Ljubljana University, Slovenia.

Glyn Daly is at University College, Northampton.

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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 theReal.

4. Tolerance and the Intolerable: Enjoyment, Ethics andEvent.

5. Miracles do happen: Globalization(s) and Politics

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