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Living in the end times

Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2010.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Slavoj Žižek
ISBN: 9781844675982 184467598X
OCLC Number: 464580505
Description: xv, 416 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "The spiritual wickedness in the heavens" --
1. Denial : the liberal utopia --
Against the tartar-lovers --
Legalists versus Confucians --
No castes without outcasts --
Legal luck, or, the loop of the act --
The utopia for a race of devils --
Coda: Multiculturalism, the reality of an illusion --
Interlude 1. Hollywood today : report from an ideological battlefield --
What does the Joker want? --
The sad lesson of remakes --
Les non-dupes errent --
The price of survival --
2. Anger : the actuality of the theologico-political --
Thinking backwards --
"Nothing is forbidden in my faith" --
"I did not come to bring peace, but a sword" --
Guevara as a reader of Rousseau --
Slap thy neighbor! --
The subject supposed not to know --
Interlude 2. Reverberations of the crisis in a multi-centric world --
"The Jew is within you, but you, you are in the Jew" --
Zionist anti-Semitism --
China, Haiti, Congo --
Europe : US-Kant : Hegel? --
3. Bargaining : the return of the critique of political economy --
"Dare to win!" --
In defense of a non-Marxist Marx --
Why masses are not divided into classes --
The labor theory of value revisited --
From Hegel to Marx... and back --
Proletarians or rentiers? --
Interlude 3. The architectural parallax --
Postmodernism and class struggle --
The incommensurability --
The envelope... --
...of the class struggle --
Spandrels --
4. Depression : the neuronal trauma, or, the rise of the proletarian cogito --
Cogito against historicism --
The Freudian unconscious versus the cerebral unconscious --
The libidinal proletariat --
Interlude 4. Apocalypse at the gates --
My own private Austria --
The ubuism of power --
Welcome to the anthropocene --
Versions of the Apocalypse --
5. Acceptance : the cause regained --
In 1968, structures walked the streets : will they do so again? --
Signs from the future : Kafka, Platonov, Sturgeon, Vertov, Satie --
Violence between discipline and obscenity --
The infinite judgment of democracy --
The agent.
Responsibility: Slavoj Žižek.

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There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. This title identifies the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis;  Read more...

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