23.1.12

Seán Sheehan, Žižek: A Guide for the Perplexed

A new title from Continuum
Seán Sheehan, Žižek: A Guide for the Perplexed
Another interesting new title from Continuum: '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, the book explores his influences, including Lacan, Kant, Hegel and Marx. From there, a chapter on 'Reading Žižek' guides the reader through the ways that he applies these core theoretical concepts in key texts like Tarrying With the Negative, The Ticklish Subject and The Parrallax View and in his books about popular culture like Looking Awry and Enjoy Your Symptom! Major secondary writings and films featuring Žižek are also covered.' The Continuum website includes an online preview of the book, and endorsements from Donagh Brennan, Editor of the Irish Left Review [Read More]

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