Interrogating the Real

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Slavoj Žižek is one of the world’s foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose vividly adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. Covering psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and drawing on a heady mix of Marxist politics, Hegelian dialectics and Lacanian psychoanalysis, the writings collected in Interrogating the Real reflect not only the remarkable extent of Žižek’s varied interests, but ...

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Overview

Slavoj Žižek is one of the world’s foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose vividly adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. Covering psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and drawing on a heady mix of Marxist politics, Hegelian dialectics and Lacanian psychoanalysis, the writings collected in Interrogating the Real reflect not only the remarkable extent of Žižek’s varied interests, but also reveal his controversial and dynamic style.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826489739
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/19/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,455,881
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Slavoj Žižek is one of the world's leading contemporary cultural critics and a hugely prolific author. He is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research, New York, USA.

Rex Butler is Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia. His previous publications include Jean Baudrillard: The Defence of the Real (Sage, 1999).

Scott Stephens is Researcher at the Centre for Theology and Politics, Brisbane, Australia.

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Table of Contents

1 The society for theoretical psychoanalysis in Yugoslavia : an interview with Eric Laurent 21
2 Lacan - at what point is he Hegelian? 26
3 'The most sublime of hysterics' : Hegel with Lacan 38
4 Connections of the Freudian field to philosophy and popular culture 59
5 Lacan between cultural studies and cognitivism 87
6 The limits of the semiotic approach to psychoanalysis 121
7 A hair of the dog that bit you 152
8 Hegel, Lacan, Deleuze : three strange bedfellows 183
9 The eclipse of meaning : on Lacan and deconstruction 206
10 The parallax view 231
11 Between symbolic fiction and fantasmatic spectre : towards a Lacanian theory of ideology 249
12 Beyond discourse analysis 271
13 Re-visioning 'Lacanian' social criticism : the law and its obscene double 285
14 Why is Wagner worth saving? 307
15 The Real of sexual difference 330
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