Conversations with Zizek

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Wiley, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 171 pages
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In this new book, Slavoj Žižek and Glyn Daly engage in a series of entertaining conversations which illustrate the originality of Žižek’s thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multiculturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics.

Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher who trained as a Lacanian. He is at the forefront of philosophical, political and cultural debate and is known for his theories, based largely on a Lacanian analysis, on a wide range of subjects, including globalization, cyberspace, film, music and opera. His work continues to provoke controversy and to transform the way we think about these and other issues of popular culture and politics. In conversation with Glyn Daly, Žižek elaborates on a range of topics which encompass the purpose of philosophy and psychoanalysis, the films of Stanley Kubrick, the notion of enjoyment, Marxism, de Sade, Nazism and much more.

This book will provide readers with a unique glimpse at Žižeks humour and character, and is an ideal introduction to his work. At the same time it offers new material and fresh perspectives, which will be of interest to followers of his writings, appealing to the general reader as well as to undergraduates and graduates studying social theory, cultural studies and politics.

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User Review  - Christiaan - Goodreads

This is an excellent introduction into the work of Slavoj Zizek. It opens with a concise summary of the main topics in Zizek's work written by Glyn Daly who - in my view - succeeds in pinpointing some ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Slavoj Zizek is Professor of Sociology at the Institute for Sociology at Ljubljana University, Slovenia.

Glyn Daly is at University College, Northampton.

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