Interrogating the Real

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A&C Black, Dec 19, 2006 - Philosophy - 381 pages
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Interrogating the Real is the first volume of the collected writings of Slavoj i ek - undoubtedly one of the world's leading contemporary cultural commentators, and one of the most inspiring, provocative and entertaining cultural critics at work today. Drawing upon the full range of his prolific output, the articles here cover psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture, reflecting the remarkable breadth and depth of i ek's interest in politics, culture and philosophy, and also showcasing his entertaining style.  A full and clear sense of i ekian philosophy emerges, derived from Hegelian dialectics, Marxist politics and Lacanian psychoanalysis.  At the same time, i ek's witty and accessible approach to his subject and his choice of exemplars from pop culture ensure that this is a consistently fresh and surprising body of work.


The book includes a new preface by i ek himself, as well as an introduction by the editors and a helpful glossary for those coming to i ek's work for the first time. 

  

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User Review  - Jed - Goodreads

Overall this was good, but it's clear the book was a collection of essays rather than a coherent work which was planned in advance. The content gets pretty repetitive, especially late in the book with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nevine - Goodreads

the thing about zizek is that although his use of pop culture figures makes u feel that he is plausible yet he borrows alot of ideas from lacan, the german philosophy and others assuming u already ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Preface
8
The Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis
21
Hegel with Lacan
37
Connections of the Freudian Field to Philosophy
56
The Limits of the Semiotic Approach to Psychoanalysis
113
A Hair of the Dog that Bit You
141
Three Strange Bedfellows
169
On Lacan and Deconstruction
190
Beyond Discourse Analysis
249
The
262
Why is Wagner Worth Saving?
283
The Real of Sexual Difference
304
Why Hegel is a Lacanian
328
Glossary
356
Index
375
Copyright

The Parallax View
213

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About the author (2006)

Slavoj i ek is one of the world's leading contemporary cultural critics and a hugely prolific author. He is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research, New York, USA. Rex Butler is Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia. His previous publications include Jean Baudrillard: The Defence of the Real (Sage, 1999). Scott Stephens is Researcher at the Centre for Theology and Politics, Brisbane, Australia.

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