Interrogating the Real

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Bloomsbury Academic, 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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Many of Zizek's books that are less well known are kind of transistional periods for him. He writes books the way I write on tumblr, to digest information and to posture so as to try it out. If the ... Read full review

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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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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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