Zizek: A Guide for the Perplexed

Zizek: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Sean Sheehan
     
 

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One of the most widely-read thinkers writing today, Slavoj Žižek's work can be both thrilling and perplexing in equal measure. Žižek: A Guide for the Perplexed is the most up-to-date guide available for readers struggling to master the ideas of this hugely influential thinker. Unpacking the philosophical references that fill

Overview

One of the most widely-read thinkers writing today, Slavoj Žižek's work can be both thrilling and perplexing in equal measure. Žižek: A Guide for the Perplexed is the most up-to-date guide available for readers struggling to master the ideas of this hugely influential thinker. Unpacking the philosophical references that fill Žižek's writings, the book explores his influences, including Lacan, Kant, Hegel and Marx. From there, a chapter on 'Reading Žižek' guides the reader through the ways that he applies these core theoretical concepts in key texts like Tarrying With the Negative, The Ticklish Subject and The Parrallax View and in his books about popular culture like Looking Awry and Enjoy Your Symptom! Major secondary writings and films featuring Žižek are also covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441129222
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Series:
Guides for the Perplexed Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Seán Sheehan has taught in London and Singapore and is now a full-time writer. He has written a number of books including Joyce's 'Ulysses': A Reader's Guide (2009)
and Žižek: A Guide for the Perplexed (forthcoming).

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