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Žižek, Slavoj

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The sublime object of ideology by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

82 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative and original work, Slavoj Zizek takes a look at the question of human agency in a postmodern world. From the sinking of the Titanic to Hitchcock's Rear Window, from the operas of Wagner to science fiction, from Alien to the Jewish Joke, the author's acute analyses explore the ideological fantasies of wholeness and exclusion which make up human society. Zizek takes issue with analysts of the postmodern condition from Habermas to Sloterdijk, showing that the idea of a 'post-ideological' world ignores the fact that 'even if we do not take things seriously, we are still doing them'. Rejecting postmodernism's unified world of surfaces, he traces a line of thought from Hegel to Althusser and Lacan, in which the human subject is split, divided by a deep antagonism which determines social reality and through which ideology operates. Linking key psychoanalytical and philosophical concepts to social phenomena such as totalitarianism and racism, the book explores the political significance of these fantasies of control. In so doing, The Sublime Object of Ideology represents a powerful contribution to a psychoanalytical theory of ideology, as well as offering persuasive interpretations of a number of contemporary cultural formations. -- Description from http://www.amazon.com (June 18, 2012.)
Violence : six sideways reflections by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

44 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Zizek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence. Drawing from his unique cultural vision, Zizek brings new light to the Paris riots of 2005; he questions the permissiveness of violence in philanthropy; and, in daring terms, he reflects on the powerful image and determination of contemporary terrorists." "Beginning with a series of contemplative questions, Zizek discusses the inherent violence of globalization, capitalism, fundamentalism, and language in a work that will confirm his standing as one of our most erudite and incendiary modern thinkers."--Jacket
Enjoy your symptom! : Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and out by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

53 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this guide to Hollywood on the Lacanian psychoanalyst's couch. Zizek introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of American film, taking his examples from over 100 years of cinema, from Charlie Chaplin to The Matrix and referencing along the way such figures as Lenin and Hegel, Michel Foucault and Jesus Christ. Enjoy Your Symptom! is a thrilling guide to cinema and psychoanalysis from a thinker who is perhaps the last standing giant of cultural theory in the twenty-first century
Living in the end times by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. Slavoj Zizek has identified the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. But, he asks, if the end of capitalism seems to many like the end of the world, how is it possible for Western society to face up to the end times? In a major new analysis of our global situation, Slavok Zizek argues that our collective responses to economic Armageddon correspond to the stages of grief: ideological denial, explosions of anger and attempts at bargaining, followed by depression and withdrawal. After passing through this zero-point, we can begin to perceive the crisis as a chance for a new beginning. Or, as Mao Zedong put it, 'There is great disorder under heaven, the situation is excellent.' Slavoj Zizek shows the cultural and political forms of these stages of ideological avoidance and political protest, from New Age obscurantism to violent religious fundamentalism. Concluding with a compelling argument for the return of a Marxian critique of political economy, Zizek also divines the wellsprings of a potentially communist culture -- from literary utopias like Kafka's community of mice to the collective of freak outcasts in the TV series Heroes."--Publisher description
First as tragedy, then as farce by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Slovenian and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this take-no-prisoners analysis, [the author] frames the moral failures of the modern world in terms of the epoch-making events of the first decade of this century. What he finds is the old one-two punch of history: the jab of tragedy, the righthook of farce. In the attacks of 9/11 and the global credit crunch, liberalism died twice: as a political doctrine and as an economic theory"--Page 4 of cover
In defense of lost causes by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is global emancipation a lost cause? Are universal values outdated relics of an earlier age? In the postmodern world, ideologies of all kinds have been cast in doubt. In this combative new work, renowned theorist Slavoj Žižek takes on the reigning postmodern agenda with a manifesto for several 'lost causes'
Everything you always wanted to know about Lacan : (but were afraid to ask Hitchcock) by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting from the premise that 'everything has meaning', this title analyzes Hitchcock's films, ranging from "Rear Window" to "Psycho", and their ostensible narrative content and formal procedures to discover a proliferation of ideological and psychic mechanisms at work
The parallax view by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A parallax can be defined as the apparent displacement of an object caused by a change in observational position. Author Slavoj Zizek is interested in the "parallax gap" separating two points between which no synthesis or mediation is possible, linked by an "impossible short circuit" of levels that can never meet. From this consideration of parallax, Zizek begins a rehabilitation of dialectical materialism. The Parallax View not only expands Zizek's Lacanian-Hegelian approach to new domains (notably cognitive brain sciences) but also provides the systematic exposition of the conceptual framework that underlies his entire work."--Jacket
The plague of fantasies by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

54 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text the author explored the relations between fantasy and ideology, the way in which fantasy animates and structures enjoyment while protecting against its excesses, the associations of the motions of fetishism with fantasmic seduction, and the ways in which digitalization and cyberspace affect the status of subjectivity
Examined life by Astra Taylor( Visual )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump
The fragile absolute, or, Why is the Christian legacy worth fighting for? by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most deplorable aspects of our postmodern era is the reemergence of the 'sacred' in all its different guises, from New Age spiritualisms to the emerging religious sensitivity within deconstructionism itself. How is a Marxist to counter this massive onslaught of obscurantism? The wager of The Fragile Absolute is that Christianity and Marxism should fight together against the barrage of new spiritualisms: the subversive core of the Christian legacy is much too precious to be left to the fundamentalists. Here is a fitting contribution from a Marxist to the 2000th anniversary of one who was well aware that to practise love in our world is to bring in the sword and fire."--Jacket
The ticklish subject : the absent centre of political ontology by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavoj Zizek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the "Elvis of cultural theory", and today's most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes -- all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. His recent films The Pervert's Guide to the Cinema and Zizek! reveal a theorist at the peak of his powers and a skilled communicator. Now Verso is making his classic titles, each of which stand as a core of his ever-expanding life's work, available as new editions. Each is beautifully re-packaged, including new introductions from Zizek himself. Simply put, they are the essential texts for understanding Zizek's thought and thus cornerstones of contemporary philosophy. -- Publisher description
The puppet and the dwarf : the perverse core of Christianity by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Puppet and the Dwarf Slavoj Zizek offers a close reading of today's religious constellation from the viewpoint of Lacanian psychoanalysis. He critically confronts both predominant versions of today's spirituality - New Age gnosticism and deconstructionist-Levinasian Judaism - and then tries to redeem the "materialist" kernel of Christianity. His reading of Christianity is explicitly political, discerning in the Pauline community of believers the first version of a revolutionary collective. Since today even advocates of Enlightenment like Jurgen Habermas acknowledge that a religious vision is needed to ground our ethical and political stance in a "postsecular" age, this book - with a stance that is clearly materialist and at the same time indebted to the core of the Christian legacy - is certain to stir controversy."--Jacket
On belief by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the basis for belief in an era when globalization, multiculturalism and big business is the new religion? This book probes beneath the surface of the way we normally think about belief, in particular Judaism and Christianity
Selected writings by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

39 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundeling van artikelen van de cultuurfilosoof en psycho-analyticus (1948- )
The neighbor : three inquiries in political theology by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud made abundantly clear what he thought about the biblical injunction, first articulated in Leviticus 19:18 and then elaborated in Christian teachings, to love one's neighbor as oneself. "Let us adopt a naive attitude towards it," he proposed, "as though we were hearing it for the first time; we shall be unable then to suppress a feeling of surprise and bewilderment." After the horrors of World War II, the Holocaust, Stalinism, and Yugoslavia, Leviticus 19:18 seems even less conceivable--but all the more urgent now--than Freud imagined
Hegel & the infinite : religion, politics, and dialectic by Creston Davis( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Malabou, Antonio Negri, John D. Caputo, Bruno Bosteels, Mark C. Taylor, and Slavoj Žižek join seven others-including William Desmond, Katrin Pahl, Adrian Johnston, Edith Wyschogrod, and Thomas A. Lewis-to apply Hegel's thought to twenty-first-century philosophy, politics, and religion. Doing away with claims that the evolution of thought and history is at an end, these thinkers safeguard Hegel's innovations against irrelevance and, importantly, reset the distinction of secular and sacred. These original contributions focus on Hegelian analysis and the transformative
Mythology, madness, and laughter : subjectivity in German idealism by Markus Gabriel( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythology, Madness and Laughter: Subjectivity in German Idealism explores some long neglected but crucial themes in German idealism. Markus Gabriel, one of the most exciting young voices in contemporary philosophy, and Slavoj ++i++ek, the celebrated contemporary philosopher and cultural critic, show how these themes impact on the problematic relations between being and appearance, reflection and the absolute, insight and ideology, contingency and necessity, subjectivity, truth, habit and freedom. Engaging with three central figures of the German idealist movement, Hegel, Schelling and Fichte
What does a Jew want? : on binationalism and other specters by Udi Aloni( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""In this book Udi Aloni, causing a power fault in the ruling liberal attitude by way of short-circuiting different levels of ideology, art, and thought; rewrites the Oedipus myth and rejects liberal Zionism. Who but Aloni can combine the tremendous poetic power of creating new myths with the perspicuous mind of a cold theoretician? Who but Aloni can ground his ruthless critique of Zionism into his unconditional fidelity to the Jewish tradition? If anyone needs a proof that political theology is well and alive, here it is!""--Slavoj ŽižekIn the hopes of promoting justice, peace, an
What does Europe want? : the Union and its discontents by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavoj Žižek and Srećko Horvat combine their critical clout to emphasize the dangers of ignoring Europe's growing wealth gap and the parallel rise in right-wing nationalism, which is directly tied to the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis and its prescription of imposed austerity. To general observers, the European Union's economic woes appear to be its greatest problem, but the real peril is an ongoing ideological-political crisis that threatens an era of instability and reactionary brutality. The fall of communism in 1989 seemed to end the leftist program of universal emancipation. However, nearly a quarter of a century later, the European Union has failed to produce any coherent vision that can mobilize people to action. Until recently, the only ideology receptive to European workers has been the nationalist call to "defend" against immigrant integration. Today, Europe is focused on regulating the development of capitalism and promoting a reactionary conception of its cultural heritage. Yet staying these courses, Žižek and Horvat show, only strips Europe of its power and stifles its political ingenuity. The best hope is for Europe to revive and defend its legacy of universal egalitarianism, which benefits all parties by preserving the promise of equal representation
 
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First as tragedy, then as farce
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éZiézek, Slavoj 1949-

Jijeku, Suravoi 1949-

Slavoj Žižek filosofo e psicanalista sloveno

Slavoj Žižek filósofo esloveno

Slavoj Žižek filosoof uit Slovenië

Slavoj Žižek Philosophe slovène

Slavoj Žižek Slovene philosopher (b.1949)

Slavoj Žižek slowenischer Philosoph, Psychoanalytiker und Kulturkritiker

Slavoj Žižek słoweński socjolog, filozof, psychoanalityk i krytyk kulturalny

Slavojus Žižekas

Slavoy Jijek

Zhizhek, Slavoĭ

Zizec, Slavoj, 1949-

Zizek, Slavoj

Žižek, Slavoj, 1949-

Žižek, Slavoy 1949-

Σλάβοϊ Ζίζεκ

Жижек, Славой

Жижек, Славой 1949-

Славой Жижек

Славој Жижек

Славој Жижек словенечки филозоф

ז׳יז׳ק, סלבוי

זיזיק סלבוי

ז'יז'ק, סלבוי 1949-

זעזק סבוי

סלבוי ז'יז'ק

اسلاوی ژیژک

سلافوي جيجك

سلاڤۆژ Žžەک

سلاڤۆی ژیژێک

ژیژک، اسلاوی

স্লাভোয় জিজেক

ਸਲਾਵੋਏ ਜੀਜੇਕ

സ്ലാവോയ് ഷീഷെക്

สลาวอย ชิเชค

სლავოი ჟიჟეკი

슬라보예 지젝

지제크, 슬라보이 1949-

지젝, 슬라보예 1949-

지젝, 슬라보이 1949-

ジジェク, スラヴォイ

ジジェク, スラヴォイ 1949-

スラヴォイ・ジジェク

斯拉沃熱·齊澤克

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Violence : six sideways reflectionsEnjoy your symptom! : Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and outLiving in the end timesFirst as tragedy, then as farceIn defense of lost causesEverything you always wanted to know about Lacan : (but were afraid to ask Hitchcock)The parallax viewThe plague of fantasies