Slavoj Zizek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose vividly adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. Covering psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and drawing on a heady mix of Marxist politics, Hegelian dialectics and Lacanian psychoanalysis, the writings collected in Interrogating the Real reflect not only the remarkable extent of Zizek's varied interests, but also reveal his controversial and dynamic style.
Slavoj Zizek 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.
Preface, Slavoj Zizek \ 'The Thing Itself' Appears: Introducing the Work of SlavojZizek, Rex Butler andScott Stephens \ Part One: Lacanian Orientations \ 1. The Societyfor Theoretical Psychoanalysis in Yugoslavia \ 2. Why Lacan is Hegelian \ 3. The Most Sublime of Hysterics: Hegel with Lacan \ 4. Connections of theFreudian Field to Philosophy and Popular Culture \ 5. Lacan between CulturalStudies and Cognitivism \ Part Two: Philosophy Traversed by Psychoanalysis \6. The Limits of the Semiotic Approach to Psychoanalysis \ 7. A Hair of theDog That Bit You \ 8. Hegel, Lacan, Deleuze: Three Strange Bedfellows \ 9. The Eclipse of Meaning:On Lacan and Deconstruction \ 10. The Parallax View \ Part Three: The Fantasy ofIdeology \ 11. Between Symbolic Fiction and Fantasmic Spectre: Towards aLacanian Theory of Ideology \ 12. Beyond Discourse Analysis \ 13. Re-visioning'Lacanian' Social Criticism: The Law and its Obscene Double \ 14. Why is WagnerWorth Saving? \ 15. The Real of Sexual Difference \ Glossary.
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