Slavoj Zizek: A Little Piece of the Real

Slavoj Zizek: A Little Piece of the Real

by Matthew Sharpe
     
 

Slovenian political philosopher and cultural theorist Zizek has published at least one book a year since 1989, and his reputation has grown in pace with his body of work. Sharpe (Deakin U., Australia) introduces his work to readers unfamiliar with it through six independent chapters that together traverse a single argument. He also critiques his theoretical positions… See more details below

Overview

Slovenian political philosopher and cultural theorist Zizek has published at least one book a year since 1989, and his reputation has grown in pace with his body of work. Sharpe (Deakin U., Australia) introduces his work to readers unfamiliar with it through six independent chapters that together traverse a single argument. He also critiques his theoretical positions and his project as a whole on the basis of a systematic reconstruction of his philosophical presuppositions. He discusses the broad themes of his theory of ideology, the philosophical grounds of his social theory, and immanent critique. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754639183
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : locating Zizek as critical theorist1
1On Zizek's expanded notion of ideology23
2Western (European) modernity and its discontents35
3Lack in the other99
4Zizek's ticklish subject126
5Does Zizek have a critical social theory of contemporary capitalism?171
6Taking sides : what is left in Zizek? (the abyss of freedom?)215

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