Conversations with Zizek

Author(s) : Slavoj Zizek, Author(s) : Glyn Daly

Conversations with Zizek

Book Details

  • Publisher : Polity Press
  • Published : January 2004
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 178
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 18723
  • ISBN 13 : 9780745628974
  • ISBN 10 : 0745628974

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This title offers a series of conversations which illustrate the originality of Slavoj Zizek's thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multi-culturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics.

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In conversation with Glyn Daly, Zizek 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 Zizeks 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.

Zizek 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.

About the Author(s)

Slavoj Zizek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and political activist. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books on dialectical materialism, critique of ideology and art.

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