Living in the End Times

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    Living in the End Times

    Mehka - 14. apr 2011
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    ISBN/EAN:P_9781844677023
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    Zizek analyzes the end of the world at the hands of the “four riders of the apocalypse.” There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. Slavoj Zizek has identified the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. But, he asks, if the end of capitalism seems to many like the end of the world, how is it possible for Western society to face up to the end times? In a major new analysis of our global situation, Slavok Zizek argues that our collective responses to economic Armageddon correspond to the stages of grief: ideological denial, explosions of anger and attempts at bargaining, followed by depression and withdrawal. After passing through this zero-point, we can begin to perceive the crisis as a chance for a new beginning. Or, as Mao Zedong put it, “There is great disorder under heaven, the situation is excellent.” Slavoj Zizek shows the cultural and political forms of these stages of ideological avoidance and political protest, from New Age obscurantism to violent religious fundamentalism. Concluding with a compelling argument for the return of a Marxian critique of political economy, Zizek also divines the wellsprings of a potentially communist culture—from literary utopias like Kafka’s community of mice to the collective of freak outcasts in the TV series Heroes.

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    Zizek analyzes the end of the world at the hands of the “four riders of the apocalypse.” There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. Slavoj Zizek has identified the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. But, he asks, if the end of capitalism seems to many like the end of the world, how is it possible for Western society to face up to the end times? In a major new analysis of our global situation, Slavok Zizek argues that our collective responses to economic Armageddon correspond to the stages of grief: ideological denial, explosions of anger and attempts at bargaining, followed by depression and withdrawal. After passing through this zero-point, we can begin to perceive the crisis as a chance for a new beginning. Or, as Mao Zedong put it, “There is great disorder under heaven, the situation is excellent.” Slavoj Zizek shows the cultural and political forms of these stages of ideological avoidance and political protest, from New Age obscurantism to violent religious fundamentalism. Concluding with a compelling argument for the return of a Marxian critique of political economy, Zizek also divines the wellsprings of a potentially communist culture—from literary utopias like Kafka’s community of mice to the collective of freak outcasts in the TV series Heroes.

    O avtorju

    -Slavoj Žižek-

    Slavoj Žižek je slovenski filozof. Rojen je bil 21. marca 1949 v Ljubljani. Leta 1971 je na ljubljanski Filozofski fakulteti diplomiral iz filozofije in sociologije, na isti ustanovi pa še magistriral in doktoriral (1981). Drugič je doktoriral na temo psihoanalize v Parizu.

    Žižek je eden izmed filozofov z največjo publiciteto v svetovnem merilu. Njegova področja delovanja so (lacanovska) psihoanaliza, politična filozofija, nemški idealizem itd. Kot raziskovalec je zaposlen na Filozofski fakulteti v Ljubljani, vendar je njegova funkcija na tej ustanovi bolj častna, saj nima rednih predavanj. Kot redni profesor predava na »European Graduate School for Media & Communications« (Saas Fee, New York, Dresden), kot gostujoči profesor pa obiskuje pomembne univerze vseh držav sveta. Posebno priljubljenost dosega v ZDA, na Japonskem in v Južni Ameriki.

    Žižek je avtor več kot sto izvirnih in prevedenih knjig. Velik je tudi nabor tem, ki se jih loteva: od politične apatije sodobnega življenja do šale o možu, ki
     se boji, da ga bo pojedla kokoš; od etičnega junaštva Keanuja Reevesa v Hitrosti do tega, kako straniščne školjke razkrivajo narodovo dušo.« Bil je učenec in je interpret Jacquesa Lacana, piše pa o fundamentalizmu, ljudski toleranci, politični korektnosti, globalizaciji, subjektivizaciji, človekovih pravicah, Leninu, mitih, Alfredu Hitchcocku itd.

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    Podrobnosti o izdelku

    • Jezik: angleški
    • Leto izida: 2011
    • Število strani: 432
    • ISBN/EAN: 9781844677023
    • Mere izdelka vxš: 21 x 14
    • Vezava: Mehka
    • Datum Izida: 14.04.2011
    • Založba: Verso Books Inc.
    • Avtor: Slavoj Žižek
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