From the publisher:
This is an up-to-date guide to the key ideas and writings of one of the most widely-read Cultural Theorists working today. One of the most widely-read thinkers writing today, Slavoj Žižek’s work can be both thrilling and perplexing in equal measure. “Žižek: A Guide for the Perplexed” is the most up-to-date guide available for readers struggling to master the ideas of this hugely influential thinker. Unpacking the philosophical references that fill Žižek’s writings, this book explores his influences from Hegel, Kant and Marx, through to his use of Lacanian psychoanalytic concepts. From there, a chapter on ‘Reading Žižek’ guides the reader through the ways that Žižek applies these core theoretical concepts to his discussions of such issues as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the figure of Christ in contemporary culture. In addition, the book also includes guides to the Slovenian philosopher’s key texts – from “The Sublime Object of Ideology” through to his film “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema” – and major secondary writings and online resources. “Continuum’s Guides for the Perplexed” are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging – or indeed downright bewildering. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.
Continuum Publishing Corporation | Paperback
192 pp. |ISBN: