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Violence - Six Sideways Reflections (Paperback, First Edition,)

Slavoj Zizek

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Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Zižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world.
Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Zižek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence. Drawing from his unique cultural vision, Zižek brings new light to the Paris riots of 2005; he questions the permissiveness of violence in philanthropy; in daring terms, he reflects on the powerful image and determination of contemporary terrorists.
Violence, Zižek states, takes three forms--subjective (crime, terror), objective (racism, hate-speech, discrimination), and systemic (the catastrophic effects of economic and political systems)--and often one form of violence blunts our ability to see the others, raising complicated questions.
Does the advent of capitalism and, indeed, civilization cause more violence than it prevents? Is there violence in the simple idea of "the neighbour"? And could the appropriate form of action against violence today simply be to contemplate, to think?
Beginning with these and other equally contemplative questions, Zižek discusses the inherent violence of globalization, capitalism, fundamentalism, and language, in a work that will confirm his standing as one of our most erudite and incendiary modern thinkers.

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Imprint: St Martin's Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2008
First published: August 2008
Authors: Slavoj Zizek
Dimensions: 180 x 115 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 262
Edition: First Edition,
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-42718-4
Barcode: 9780312427184
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society > General
LSN: 0-312-42718-2

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