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The Universal Exception

Slavoj Zizek Rex Butler Scott Stephens

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Bloomsbury
24 September 2014
Film theory & criticism; Literary theory; Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Cultural studies
Slavoj Zizek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. The Universal Exception brings together some of Zizek's most vivid writings on politics. Bringing together high theory, popular culture and passionate engagement with politics, Zizek here brings us startlingly new perspectives on such topics as multiculturalism, capitalism and Bill Gates, the revolutionary potential of Stalinism, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

Including a glossary of key terms, the Bloomsbury Revelations edition also includes a new preface by the author.
By:   Slavoj Zizek
Edited by:   Rex Butler, Scott Stephens
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   579g
ISBN:   9781472570079
ISBN 10:   1472570073
Series:   Bloomsbury Revelations
Pages:   464
Publication Date:   24 September 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Acknowledgements Preface to the Paperback Edition Editors' Introduction: Slavoj Zizek's 'Third Way' Section I: The Absent 'Second Way' 1. Eastern European Liberalism and Its Discontents 2. Why We All Love to Hate Haider 3. Heiner Muller Out of Joint Section II: Really Existing Socialism 4. Why Are Laibach and the Neue Slowenische Kunst Not Fascists? 5. The Fetish of the Party 6. Georg Lukacs as the Philosopher of Leninism 7. Prolegomena to a Theory of Kolkhoz Musicals 8. Attempts to Escape the Logic of Capitalism Section III: Really Existing Capitalism 9. Multiculturalism, or, The Cultural Logic of Multinational Capitalism 10. A Leftist Plea for 'Eurocentrism' 11. A Plea for 'Passive Aggressivity' 12. The Three Faces of Bill Gates 13. The Prospects of Radical Politics Today Section IV: What Is (Not) To Be Done? 14. Against the Double Blackmail 15. Welcome to the Desert of the Real 16. The Iraq War - Where is the True Danger? 17. Some Politically Incorrect Reflections on Violence in France and Related Matters Author's Afterword: Where Do We Stand Today? Glossary Index

Slavoj Zizek is one of the world's leading contemporary cultural critics and a hugely prolific author. He is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research, New York, USA.

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