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Žižek : beyond Foucault /
Fabio Vighi and Heiko Feldner.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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v, 252 p. ; 22 cm.
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0230001513, 9780230001510
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Houndmills, Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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0230001513
9780230001510
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6280307
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Staging a confrontation between perhaps the most influential figures in poststructuralism and psychoanalysis, Vighi and Feldner establish their fundamental sites of overland and opposition as well as the stakes involved in a choice for one rather than the other. Adherents of Foucault can thus no longer avoid the critical challenge of zizek's thought to their basic notions of archeology, genealogy and discourse analysis. As it changes the fundamental terms of academic and political thought, zizek : Beyond Foucault is a vitally important intervention in contemporary politics." -- Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA
"Staging a confrontation between perhaps the most influential figures in poststructuralism and psychoanalysis, Vighi and Feldner establish their fundamental sites of overland and opposition as well as the stakes involved in a choice for one rather than the other. Adherents of Foucault can thus no longer avoid the critical challenge of zizek's thought to their basic notions of archeology, genealogy and discourse analysis. As it changes the fundamental terms of academic and political thought, zizek: Beyond Foucault is a vitally important intervention in contemporary politics." -- Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA
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'Beyond Discourse' stages an encounter between two of the most influential thinkers in contemporary critical theory. The comparisons between Zizek & Foucault throws into sharp relief the commonalities and irreconcilable differences of their respective approaches to critical theory.
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This book provides a unique and timely approach to Foucauldian analytics via the work of Slavoj Zizek, thereby revitalizing Foucault's discourse analysis and his pertinence to contemporary debates within continental philosophy and psychoanalysis.
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In Slavoj i ek and Michel Foucault, this book brings together two of the most prominent thinkers in contemporary critical theory. Starting from a critical assessment of the Foucauldian paradigm of discourse analysis, it explores the theoretical scope and
Main Description
In Slavoj zizek and Michel Foucault, this book brings together two of the most prominent thinkers in contemporary critical theory. Starting from a critical assessment of the Foucauldian paradigm of discourse analysis, it explores the theoretical scope and political consequences of zizek's blend of Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian philosophy and Marxist politics. The comparison between the two thinkers throws into relief the commonalities and irreconcilable differences of their respective approaches to critical theory. By unmasking reality as contingent symbolic fiction, the authors argue, Foucauldian criticism has only deconstructed the world in different ways; the point, however, is 'to recognize the Real in what appears to be mere symbolic fiction' (zizek) and to change it.
Table of Contents
Discourse Analysis or Ideology Critique?p. 5
Why Discourse?p. 7
Foucault's Critical Historicismp. 12
The Positive Unconscious: in Search of the Matrixp. 18
Suspending Ontological Questionsp. 25
Matrix Reloaded: Zizek's Ideology Critiquep. 29
Locating Antagonism: the Return of Class Strugglep. 41
Beyond Anti-capitalism and Liberal Democracyp. 52
On Power and How To Enjoy Itp. 75
'Where There Is Power ...'p. 77
'... There Is Resistance'p. 88
The Missing Subjectp. 99
Liberation Hurts: Zizek on Superego, Masochism and Enacted Utopiap. 109
The Leninist Actp. 121
Commodity Fetishism: from Desire to Drivep. 128
Excursus: Zizek In and Out of Europep. 146
Metastases of the Realp. 165
Zizek Against Badiou: the Real Beyond the Eventp. 167
'There Is No Such Thing as a Sexual Relationship': the Formal Deadlock of Sexualityp. 183
Objet a, or the Ruse of Masculinityp. 190
Woman's 'Not-all' and the Paradox of Passive Aggressionp. 194
The Zero-level of Femininity: the Real as Symbolic Failurep. 203
The Miracle of Love and the Real of Christianityp. 210
Epilogue: Maradona in Mexicop. 225
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