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Enjoy Your Symptom! : Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out - Slavoj Zizek

Enjoy Your Symptom!

Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

Paperback Published: 3rd November 2007
ISBN: 9780415772594
Number Of Pages: 280

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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.

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'The thrill of reading Zizek ... arises in part from the collision between the insanity he finds everywhere in our psychic and social lives and the rigorous clarity with which he anatomizes its workings.' - Lingua Franca

Preface to the Routledge Classics Editionp. ix
Introduction to the Revised Editionp. xvii
Introductionp. xxi
Why Does a Letter Always Arrive at Its Destination?p. 1
Death and Sublimation: The Final Scene of City Lightsp. 1
The trauma of the voice
The tramp's interposition
The separation
Imaginary, Symbolic, Realp. 11
Imaginary (mis)recognition
Symbolic circuit I: "There is no metalanguage"
Symbolic circuit II: Fate and repetition
The real encounter
Why is Woman a Symptom of Man?p. 35
Why is Suicide the Only Successful Act?p. 35
The act as an answer of the real
Germany, Year Zero: The word no longer obliges
Europe '51: Escape into guilt
Stromboli: The act of freedom
The "Night of the World"p. 53
Psychoanalysis and German idealism
The fiction of reality
The fascination of the sacrifice
Why is Every Act a Repetition?p. 79
Beyond "Distributive Justice"p. 79
Why was Chandler's Playback a failure?
"Distributive justice" and its exception
Sacrifice, traditional and utilitarian
Le Pire...
...ou pire
Repetition: imaginary, symbolic, real
Repetition and postmodernity
"Either/or" redoubled
Identity and Authorityp. 96
The "exception reconciled in the universal"
The vicious circle of dialectics and its remainder
Identity and fantasy
Socrates versus Christ
The paradoxes of authority
The "impossible" performative
Kierkegaard's materialist reversal of Hegel"
Lacan versus Habermas
Why Does the Phallus Appear?p. 129
Grimaces of the Realp. 129
The "phantom of the opera": A spectroscopy
The voice qua object-From the modernist sinthome...
...to the postmodernist Thing
Phallophany of the Anal Fatherp. 142
The anal father
Phallophany versus phallic signifier
Class struggle in the opera
The subject of the Enlightenment
Why Are There Always Two Fathers?p. 169
At the Origins of Noir: The Humiliated Fatherp. 169
The paranoiac Other
"Woman as the symptom of man" revisited
From Ned Beaumont to Philip Marlowe
From Philip Marlowe to Dale Cooper
Die Versagungp. 188
The "sacrifice of the sacrifice"
Die Versagung, castration, alienation
"Subjective destitution"
"Tarrying with the negative"
Why is Reality Always Multiple?p. 221
Is There a Proper Way to Remake a Hitchcock Film?p. 221
The Hitchcockian sinthom
The Case of the Missing Gaze
Multiple Endings
The Ideal Remake
The Matrix, Or; the Two Sides of Perversionp. 242
Reaching the End Of the World
The "Really Existing" Big Other
"The Big Other doesn't Exist"
Screening the Real
The Freudian Touch
Staging the Fundamental Fantasy
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780415772594
ISBN-10: 0415772591
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 3rd November 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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