Category Archives: Slavoj Zizek

New books received

Some recently received books – mainly from University of Georgia Press in recompense for review work; an old and a new book bought from Verso; Kant’s Natural Science for review; and a copy of the Babel2  Diritto alla città collection … Continue reading

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Slavoj Žižek discusses ‘The Year of Dreaming Dangerously’

Radio discussion with Slavoj Žižek on CBC.

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Zizek on Authoritarian Capitalism

Slavoj Žižek discusses who won the recession and the idea of authoritarian capitalism in Foreign Policy. Looks like an excerpt or teaser for The Year of Dreaming Dangerously.

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‘The Essential Verso Undergraduate Reading List’

Verso have posted another one their lists – this time ‘The Essential Verso Undergraduate Reading List’. Twenty books here including Marx, Paul Mason, Peter Dews, Jameson, Anderson (Perry & Benedict), Stephen Lukes, Žižek, Eagleton, David Harvey, Therborn, Balibar, Vinayak Chaturvedi, … Continue reading

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Gaston Gordillo, The Afterlife of Places: Ruins and the Destruction of Space

At Space and Politics, Gaston Gordillo has a detailed discussion of his forthcoming book The Afterlife of Places: Ruins and the Destruction of Space. It looks to be both theoretically innovative and based on detailed fieldwork. He promises some more theoretical … Continue reading

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Žižek – The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

The Verso blog has the news: After the success of The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, director Sophie Fiennes and the only philosopher-turned-film-star Slavoj Žižek return with The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology. Tonight marks the premiere of the film at the … Continue reading

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‘How to Read Žižek’ by Adam Kotsko

In the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Slavoj Žižek on ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

At Boitempo (warning – contains spoilers). Thanks to David McInerney for the link.

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Žižek on Melancholia

via Thinking with Shakespeare

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Slavoj Žižek – Signs from the Future

Žižek has another new book coming out this autumn. There is an excerpt available here. Compared to Less than Nothing it’s a mere pamphlet at 128 pages. Entitled The Year of Dreaming Dangerously, it’s published by Verso.

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