0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society

Buy Now

Violence - Six Sideways Reflections (Paperback, First Edition,) Loot Price: R205.00 Discovery Miles 2050 You Save: R47.00 (19%)

Share your images

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

Slavoj Zizek

 (sign in to rate)
List price R252.00 Loot Price R205.00 Discovery Miles 2050 You Save R47.00 (19%)

Bookmark and Share

Usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days.

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.

General

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

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

You might also like..

Bully Proof
Gail Dore Paperback R200.00 R149.00 Discovery Miles 1490
The Better Angels Of Our Nature - A…
Steven Pinker Paperback  (1)
R275.00 R236.00 Discovery Miles 2360
Nobody's Business - A Memoir
Thabo Jijana Paperback R195.00 R168.00 Discovery Miles 1680
Out of the Darkness
Tina Nash Paperback  (1)
R173.00 R71.00 Discovery Miles 710
Violence - A Modern Obsession
Richard Bessel Hardcover  (1)
R491.00 R368.00 Discovery Miles 3680
Nobody Will Believe You - A Story of…
Mary Manning Paperback  (1)
R174.00 R146.00 Discovery Miles 1460
Runaway - Wild Child, Working Girl…
Emily Mackenzie Paperback  (1)
R176.00 R136.00 Discovery Miles 1360
Beat Bullying
Carrol Clarkson Paperback R80.00 R69.00 Discovery Miles 690
The Spiral Notebook - The Aurora Theater…
Stephen Singular, Joyce Singular Hardcover R420.00 R339.00 Discovery Miles 3390
Stop It! - A Guide to Dealing With Abuse…
Maren Bodenstein, Mark Potterton Paperback R60.00 R52.00 Discovery Miles 520
Not in God's Name - Confronting…
Jonathan Sacks Hardcover  (1)
R490.00 R367.00 Discovery Miles 3670
Midnight's Furies - The Deadly Legacy of…
Nisid Hajari Hardcover R491.00 R397.00 Discovery Miles 3970
The Crossing - My Journey to the…
Samar Yazbek Hardcover  (1)
R489.00 R395.00 Discovery Miles 3950
A Stolen Childhood - A Dark Past, a…
Casey Watson Paperback  (1)
R194.00 R149.00 Discovery Miles 1490
Hurting Too Much - Shocking Stories from…
Harry Keeble, Kris Hollington Paperback  (1)
R175.00 R135.00 Discovery Miles 1350

See more