Om Slavoj ?i?ek: Live Theory
Slavoj ?i?ek is undoubtedly one of the world's leading cultural critics. His witty, psychoanalytically-inspired analyses of contemporary society have almost single-handedly revived the notion of ideology. His brilliant commentaries on the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and the 19th century German Idealists have brought alive their often difficult ideas for a new generation of readers. But does ?i?ek have anything to say in his own right? Is there a system of thought that we can properly call " ?i?ekian"? This book argues that there is, through a reading of two terms in his work-the master-signifier and the act. Featuring an interview with ?i?ek himself, Slavoj ?i?ek: Live Theory presents a snapshot of the ?i?ek system ideal for undergraduates in social and cultural theory and philosophy.