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The Terror of Zizek

Daly, G. (2012) The Terror of Zizek. Revue Internationale de Philosophie. 66(261) 0048-8143.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: What is the connection between the notorious figure of Grigory Rasputin and contemporary politics? Focusing on the idea of "lost causes", ideology and democracy, this article engages with the thought of Slavoj Zizek. In particular, it explores the ambiguous role that today's "democratic subversions" play in the reproduction of capitalism as a power totality. Finally, the article addresses Zizek's emphasis on the four main sites of global antagonism (ecology, intellectual property, bio-genetics and the new forms of social apartheid) and argues that we should draw into consideration a fifth site of antagonism: the drive of capital itself.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zizek, politics, democracy, ideology, subversion, antagonism
Creators: Daly, Glyn
Date: 1 September 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Revue Internationale de Philosophie
Volume: 66
Number: 261
Language: English
ISSN: 0048-8143
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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