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Demanding the impossible

Author: Slavoj Žižek; Yong-june Park
Publisher: Malden, MA : Polity, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Based on live interviews, this book captures Žižek at his best, elucidating such topics as the uprisings of the Arab Spring, the global financial crisis, populism in Latin America, the rise of China, and even the riddle of North Korea. While analyzing our present predicaments, Žižek also explores possibilities for change. A key obligation in our troubled times, Žižek argues, is to dare to ask fundamental  Read more...
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Named Person: Slavoj Žižek
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Slavoj Žižek; Yong-june Park
ISBN: 9780745672281 0745672280 9780745672298 0745672299
OCLC Number: 849213705
Description: vii, 144 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Politics and responsibility --
2. Obsession for harmony/Compulsion to identify --
3. Politicization of ethics --
4. Means without end: political phronesis --
5. "May you live in interesting times" --
6. Communism: the ethico-political fiasco --
7. Who is afraid of another failed revolution? --
8. Another world is possible --
9. For they know not what they do --
10. Parallax view on postmodern globalization --
11. The public use of scandal --
12. The screen of politeness/Empty gestures and performatives --
13. Deadlock of totalitarian communism --
14. The subversive use of theory --
15. Embodying a proletarian position --
16. New forms of apartheid --
17. Intrusion of the excluded into the socio-political space --
18. Rage capital and risk-taking revolutionary changes --
19. Café revolution --
20. To begin from the beginning --
21. The fear of real love --
22. Dialectic of liberal superiority --
23. The day after --
24. The universality of political miracles --
25. Messianism, multitude, and wishful thinking --
26. Politicization of favelas --
27. Bolivarianism, the populist temptation --
28. Violent civil disobedience --
29. Legitimacy of symbolic violence --
30. Gandhi, Aristide, and divine violence --
31. No moralization but egotism --
32. Possibility of concrete universality --
33. Common struggle for freedom --
34. The impossible happens.
Responsibility: Slavoj Žižek ; edited by Yong-june Park.


Slavoj Zizek is one of the world s most widely read and controversial philosophers and social critics.  Read more...
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