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Violence : six sideways reflections

Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2008.
Series: Big ideas/small books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Slavoj Žižek
ISBN: 9780312427184 0312427182
OCLC Number: 184822987
Notes: "A Picador paperback original"--Cover.
"Originally published in Great Britain by Profile Books, Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: vi, 262 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: The tyrant's bloody robe --
1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo: SOS violence --
Violence: subjective and objective --
The good men from Porto Davos --
A liberal-Communist village --
Sexuality in the atonal world --
2: Allego moderato--adagio: Fear thy neighbour as theyself! --
The politics of fear --
The neighbour thing --
The violence of language --
3: Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile: "A blood-dimmed tide is loosed" --
A strange case of phatic communication --
Terrorist resentment --
The subject supposed to loot and rape --
4: Presto: Antinomies of tolerant reason --
Liberalism or fundamentalism? A plague on both their houses! --
The Jerusalem chalk circle --
The anonymous religion of Atheism --
5: Molto adagio--andante: Tolerance as an ideological category --
The cultrualisation of politics --
The effective universality --
Acheronta movebo: the infernal regions --
6: Allegro: Divine violence --
Benjamin with Hitchcock --
Divine violence: what it is not ... --
... and finally, what it is!
Series Title: Big ideas/small books.
Other Titles: Six sideways reflections
Responsibility: Slavoj Žižek.

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"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.

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