Home » Slavoj Žižek by Tony Myers
Slavoj Žižek Tony Myers

Slavoj Žižek

Tony Myers

Published
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
150 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Slavoj Zizek is no ordinary philosopher. Approaching critical theory and psychoanalysis in a recklessly entertaining fashion, Zizeks critical eye alights upon a bewildering and exhilarating range of subjects, from the political apathy ofMoreSlavoj Zizek is no ordinary philosopher. Approaching critical theory and psychoanalysis in a recklessly entertaining fashion, Zizeks critical eye alights upon a bewildering and exhilarating range of subjects, from the political apathy of contemporary life, to a joke about the man who thinks hes a chicken, from the ethicial heroism of Keanu Reeves in Speed, to what toilet designs reveal about the national psyche. Tony Myers provides a clear and engaging guide to Zizeks key ideas, explaining the main influences on Zizeks thought (most crucially his engagement with Lacanian psychoanalysis) using examples drawn from popular culture and everyday life. Myers outlines the key issues that Zizeks work has tackled, including:* What is a Subject and why is it so important?* The Imaginary, the Symbolic and the Real* What is so terrible about Postmodernity?* How can we distinguish reality from ideology?* What is the relationship between men and women?* Why is Racism always a fantasy?Slavoj Zizek is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the thought of the critic whom Terry Eagleton has described as the most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in Europe for some decades.