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The Universal Exception - Slavoj Zizek

The Universal Exception

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Published: 20th April 2006
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The Universal Exception is the second volume of the collected key writings of Slavoj Ž iž ek--one of the most provocative and inspiring writers on culture at work today. Collecting together a broad selection of Ž iž zek major writings on politics. The Universal Exception showcases Ž iž ek's formidable range of interests and his style. The book includes his writings on such rightwing icons as Ayn Rand and Leni Riefenstahl; his take on the logic of capitalism and the condition of contemporary radical politics; and his views on major current global issues and events, including the Iraq war. Together with Interrogating the Real, the first volume of Ž iž ek's selected writings, this collection offers a superb introduction to the work of this prolific, controversial, and vastly entertaining cultural commentator.

"'The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged from Europe in some decades.' Terry Eagleton 'One of the most innovative and exciting contemporary thinkers of the left.' TLS The Universal Exception is the second volume of the collected key writings of Slavoj Zizek - one of the most provocative and inspiring writers on culture at work today."

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Editors' introduction: Slavoj Zizek's 'third way'p. 1
The absent 'second way'p. 13
Eastern European liberalism and its discontentsp. 13
Why we all love to hate Haiderp. 33
Heiner Muller out of jointp. 42
Really existing socialismp. 63
Why are Laibach and the Neue Slowenische Kunst not Fascists?p. 63
The fetish of the partyp. 67
Georg Lukacs as the philosopher of Leninismp. 94
Prolegomena to a theory of Kolkhoz musicalsp. 124
Attempts to escape the logic of capitalismp. 137
Really existing capitalismp. 151
Multiculturalism, or, the cultural logic of multinational capitalismp. 151
A leftist plea for 'Eurocentrism'p. 183
A plea for 'passive aggressivity'p. 209
The three faces of Bill Gatesp. 227
The prospects of radical politics todayp. 237
What is (not) to be donep. 259
Against the double blackmailp. 259
Welcome to the desert of the Realp. 267
The Iraq War - where is the true danger?p. 289
Author's afterword: Where do we stand today?p. 304
Glossaryp. 327
Indexp. 354
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ISBN: 9780826471093
ISBN-10: 0826471099
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 20th April 2006
Publisher: CONTINUUM
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1