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Žižek, Slavoj

Works: 1,714 works in 4,017 publications in 21 languages and 58,585 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Translator, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Other, Director, Dedicatee, Compiler, Performer, Creator, Originator, osp, Interviewer, Honoree, Composer, Scenarist
Classifications: BF175.4.C84, 199.4973
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Most widely held works by Slavoj Žižek
Looking awry an introduction to Jacques Lacan through popular culture by Slavoj Žižek( )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot het werk van de Franse psychoanalyticus en cultuurfilosoof (1901-1981) aan de hand van onder meer de films van Hitchcock en werk van Kafka en Shakespeare
The parallax view by Slavoj Žižek( )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A parallax can be defined as the apparent displacement of an object caused by a change in observational position. Author Slavoj Zizek is interested in the "parallax gap" separating two points between which no synthesis or mediation is possible, linked by an "impossible short circuit" of levels that can never meet. From this consideration of parallax, Zizek begins a rehabilitation of dialectical materialism. The Parallax View not only expands Zizek's Lacanian-Hegelian approach to new domains (notably cognitive brain sciences) but also provides the systematic exposition of the conceptual framework that underlies his entire work."--Jacket
The puppet and the dwarf the perverse core of Christianity by Slavoj Žižek( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Puppet and the Dwarf Slavoj Zizek offers a close reading of today's religious constellation from the viewpoint of Lacanian psychoanalysis. He critically confronts both predominant versions of today's spirituality - New Age gnosticism and deconstructionist-Levinasian Judaism - and then tries to redeem the "materialist" kernel of Christianity. His reading of Christianity is explicitly political, discerning in the Pauline community of believers the first version of a revolutionary collective. Since today even advocates of Enlightenment like Jurgen Habermas acknowledge that a religious vision is needed to ground our ethical and political stance in a "postsecular" age, this book - with a stance that is clearly materialist and at the same time indebted to the core of the Christian legacy - is certain to stir controversy."--BOOK JACKET
The neighbor three inquiries in political theology by Slavoj Žižek( )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud made abundantly clear what he thought about the biblical injunction, first articulated in Leviticus 19:18 and then elaborated in Christian teachings, to love one's neighbor as oneself. "Let us adopt a naive attitude towards it," he proposed, "as though we were hearing it for the first time; we shall be unable then to suppress a feeling of surprise and bewilderment." After the horrors of World War II, the Holocaust, and Stalinism, Leviticus 19:18 seems even less conceivable-but all the more urgent now-than Freud imagined. In The N
Interrogating the real [selected writings] by Slavoj Žižek( )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Serbian and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavoj Žižek 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 Žižek's varied interests, but also reveal his controversial and dynamic style
What does a Jew want? on binationalism and other specters by Udi Aloni( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""In this book Udi Aloni, causing a power fault in the ruling liberal attitude by way of short-circuiting different levels of ideology, art, and thought; rewrites the Oedipus myth and rejects liberal Zionism. Who but Aloni can combine the tremendous poetic power of creating new myths with the perspicuous mind of a cold theoretician? Who but Aloni can ground his ruthless critique of Zionism into his unconditional fidelity to the Jewish tradition? If anyone needs a proof that political theology is well and alive, here it is!""-Slavoj ŽižekIn the hopes of promoting justice, peace, an
Violence : six sideways reflections by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

42 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Zizek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence. Drawing from his unique cultural vision, Zizek brings new light to the Paris riots of 2005; he questions the permissiveness of violence in philanthropy; and, in daring terms, he reflects on the powerful image and determination of contemporary terrorists." "Beginning with a series of contemplative questions, Zizek discusses the inherent violence of globalization, capitalism, fundamentalism, and language in a work that will confirm his standing as one of our most erudite and incendiary modern thinkers."--Jacket
The sublime object of ideology by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

76 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative and original work, Slavoj Zizek takes a look at the question of human agency in a postmodern world. From the sinking of the Titanic to Hitchcock's Rear Window, from the operas of Wagner to science fiction, from Alien to the Jewish Joke, the author's acute analyses explore the ideological fantasies of wholeness and exclusion which make up human society. Linking key psychoanalytical and philosophical concepts to social phenomena such as totalitarianism and racism, the book explores the political significance of these fantasies of control. In so doing, The Sublime Object of Ideology represents a powerful contribution to a psychoanalytical theory of ideology, as well as offering persuasive interpretations of a number of contemporary cultural formations. -- Back cover
Enjoy your symptom! : Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and out by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this guide to Hollywood on the Lacanian psychoanalyst's couch. Zizek introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of American film, taking his examples from over 100 years of cinema, from Charlie Chaplin to The Matrix and referencing along the way such figures as Lenin and Hegel, Michel Foucault and Jesus Christ. Enjoy Your Symptom! is a thrilling guide to cinema and psychoanalysis from a thinker who is perhaps the last standing giant of cultural theory in the twenty-first century
On belief by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the basis for belief in an era when globalisation, multiculturalism and big business is the new religion? Renowned philosopher and irrepressible cultural critic takes on all comers in this compelling new book
Mythology, madness, and laughter subjectivity in German idealism by Markus Gabriel( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythology, Madness and Laughter: Subjectivity in German Idealism explores some long neglected but crucial themes in German idealism. Markus Gabriel, one of the most exciting young voices in contemporary philosophy, and Slavoj ++i++ek, the celebrated contemporary philosopher and cultural critic, show how these themes impact on the problematic relations between being and appearance, reflection and the absolute, insight and ideology, contingency and necessity, subjectivity, truth, habit and freedom. Engaging with three central figures of the German idealist movement, Hegel, Schelling and Fichte
Welcome to the desert of the real! : five essays on 11 September and related dates by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

52 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the months after September 11, titles like "The End of the Age of Irony" abound in our media. Liberals and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history. Now the easy games are over; one should take sides." "Zizek argues that this is precisely the temptation to be resisted. In such moments of apparently clear choices, the real alternatives are most hidden. Welcome to the Desert of the Real steps back, complicating the choices imposed on us. It proposes that global capitalism is fundamentalist and that America was complicit in the rise of Muslim fundamentalism. It points to our dreaming about the catastrophe in numerous disaster movies before it happened, and explores the irony that the tragedy has been used to legitimize torture. Last but not least it analyses the fiasco of the predominant leftist response to the events."--BOOK JACKET
First as tragedy, then as farce by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this take-no-prisoners analysis, [the author] frames the moral failures of the modern world in terms of the epoch-making events of the first decade of this century. What he finds is the old one-two punch of history: the jab of tragedy, the righthook of farce. In the attacks of 9/11 and the global credit crunch, liberalism died twice: as a political doctrine and as an economic theory"--P. [4] of cover
Living in the end times by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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." -- Publisher description
In defense of lost causes by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

37 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is global emancipation a lost cause? Are universal values outdated relics of an earlier age? In the postmodern world, ideologies of all kinds have been cast in doubt. In this combative new work, renowned theorist Slavoj Žižek takes on the reigning postmodern agenda with a manifesto for several 'lost causes'
Everything you always wanted to know about Lacan : (but were afraid to ask Hitchcock) by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting from the premise that 'everything has meaning', this title analyzes Hitchcock's films, ranging from "Rear Window" to "Psycho", and their ostensible narrative content and formal procedures to discover a proliferation of ideological and psychic mechanisms at work
Examined life by Astra Taylor( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump
The fragile absolute, or, Why is the Christian legacy worth fighting for? by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most deplorable aspects of our postmodern era is the reemergence of the 'sacred' in all its different guises, from New Age spiritualisms to the emerging religious sensitivity within deconstructionism itself. How is a Marxist to counter this massive onslaught of obscurantism? The wager of The Fragile Absolute is that Christianity and Marxism should fight together against the barrage of new spiritualisms: the subversive core of the Christian legacy is much too precious to be left to the fundamentalists. Here is a fitting contribution from a Marxist to the 2000th anniversary of one who was well aware that to practise love in our world is to bring in the sword and fire."--BOOK JACKET
The ticklish subject : the absent centre of political ontology by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavoj Zizek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the "Elvis of cultural theory", and today's most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes -- all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. His recent films The Pervert's Guide to the Cinema and Zizek! reveal a theorist at the peak of his powers and a skilled communicator. Now Verso is making his classic titles, each of which stand as a core of his ever-expanding life's work, available as new editions. Each is beautifully re-packaged, including new introductions from Zizek himself. Simply put, they are the essential texts for understanding Zizek's thought and thus cornerstones of contemporary philosophy. -- Publisher description
Contingency, hegemony, universality : contemporary dialogues on the left by Judith Butler( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the contemporary legacy of Gramsci's notion of hegemony? How can universality be reformulated now that its spurious versions have been so thoroughly criticized?" "In this ground-breaking project, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. Their essays, organized as three contributions each that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary critical theory, the theoretical dilemmas of multiculturalism, the universalism-versus-particularism debate, the strategies of the left in a globalized economy, and the relative merits of post-structuralism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory." "While the rigour and intelligence with which Butler, Laclau and Zizek approach their work is as formidable as one would expect, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality benefits additionally from their clear sense of energy and enjoyment in a revealing and often unpredictable exchange. Book jacket."--Jacket
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The neighbor three inquiries in political theology
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Zizek, Slavoj 1949-

Jijeku, Suravoi 1949-

Zhizhek, Slavoĭ

Zizek, Slavoj

Zizek, Slavoj 1949-...

Žižek, Slavoy 1949-

Жижек, Славой

Жижек, Славой 1949-

ז׳יז׳ק, סלבוי

זיזיק סלבוי

ז'יז'ק, סלבוי 1949-

זעזק סבוי

ジジェク, スラヴォイ


The parallax viewThe puppet and the dwarf the perverse core of ChristianityThe neighbor three inquiries in political theologyInterrogating the real [selected writings]Violence : six sideways reflectionsThe sublime object of ideologyEnjoy your symptom! : Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and outOn belief