Zizek: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

Zizek: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

by Sarah Kay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745622089

ISBN-13: 9780745622088

Pub. Date: 05/07/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Žižek is hailed as the most significant interdisciplinary thinker of modern times. His work is a powerful, often explosive combination of Lacanian psychoanalysis and philosophy which tests key psychoanalytical concepts against the ideas of major European thinkers, especially Hegel. It has ignited enthusiasm and stimulated new approaches across a vast range

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Žižek is hailed as the most significant interdisciplinary thinker of modern times. His work is a powerful, often explosive combination of Lacanian psychoanalysis and philosophy which tests key psychoanalytical concepts against the ideas of major European thinkers, especially Hegel. It has ignited enthusiasm and stimulated new approaches across a vast range of disciplines, and seems to be attracting an ever-growing readership. In part, this is because Žižek himself has a panoramic range of interests encompassing film studies, literature, cyber culture, ethics, theology and, above all, politics. It is also because he is a highly entertaining writer, having a flair for anecdote, a smutty sense of humour and the knack of capturing complex ideas in concrete form.

Sarah Kay’s book provides a lucid and comprehensive introduction to Žižek’s work. His writings to date are presented and evaluated here for the first time, together with an outline of their development and explanations of his key premises, themes and terms. This book will be essential reading for students of cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy and social and political theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745622088
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/07/2003
Series:
Key Contemporary Thinkers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
442,719
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxi
1Introduction: Thinking, Writing and Reading about the Real1
2Dialectic and the Real: Lacan, Hegel and the Alchemy of apres-coup17
3'Reality' and the Real: Culture as Anamorphosis48
4The Real of Sexual Difference: Imagining, Thinking, Being73
5Ethics and the Real: The Ungodly Virtues of Psychoanalysis102
6Politics, or, The Art of the Impossible128
Glossary of Zizekian Terms158
Notes173
Bibliography184
Index191

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