Sympathy for the Inhuman

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Abstract

Of course Žižek is all too aware of the danger wherein the ‘elevation to status of symbolic authority has to be paid for by the death, murder even, of its empirical bearer’ (Žižek in Wright & Wright 1999: vii). This is a danger whereby praise itself leads to a kind of premature burial and in which the object figure inevitably becomes one of the living dead. I see the importance of this journal in precisely the opposite terms: that is to contend with Žižek as a living voice that, in the Lacanian sense, continues to disturb and upset the basic premises and conventions of the prevailing socio-cultural milieu. And here perhaps the stress should be placed not only on Žižek studies but also on Žižek studies in that it provides not only a forum for critical engagement with Žižekian interventions but also a forum for opening up new fields of inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1751-8229
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Zizek Studies
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Zizek
  • Post-structuralism,
  • Theory
  • Mulitculturalism
  • Sexuality
  • Psychopolitics

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