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Causes for concern: Zizek's politics of loving terror

Daly, G. (2010) Causes for concern: Zizek's politics of loving terror. International Journal of Žižek Studies. 4(2), pp. 1-23. 1751-8229.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: An abiding concern in Žižek’s writings is with the social miracle and with staking out the space(s) for the miraculous within the contemporary world. But are social miracles possible in today’s world? Can they even be imagined? If so, what would such miracles consist of and how might we connect with them in terms of developing a positive transfigurative politics? This paper represents an engagement with the central arguments that Žižek develops in his recent work, In Defense of Lost Causes. In particular it investigates the highly controversial claim that democracy itself has become an enemy of the people.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zizek, democracy, ideology, capitalism, class, terror
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B790 Modern > B850 By region or country > B4870.Z594 Žižek
Creators: Daly, Glyn
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Applied Social Studies & Sociology
Date: 2010
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 1-23
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Žižek Studies
Volume: 4
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 1751-8229
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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