Cover of: Violence | Slavoj Žižek


six sideways reflections

1st Picador ed.

Published by Picador in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Zizek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence. Drawing from his unique cultural vision, Zizek brings new light to the Paris riots of 2005; he questions the permissiveness of violence in philanthropy; and, in daring terms, he reflects on the powerful image and determination of contemporary terrorists." "Beginning with a series of contemplative questions, Zizek 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."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

The tyrant's bloody robe
1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo: SOS violence
Violence: subjective and objective
The good men from Porto Davos
A liberal-Communist village
Sexuality in the atonal world
2: Allego moderato
adagio: Fear thy neighbour as theyself!
The politics of fear
The neighbour thing
The violence of language
3: Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile: "A blood-dimmed tide is loosed"
A strange case of phatic communication
Terrorist resentment
The subject supposed to loot and rape
4: Presto: Antinomies of tolerant reason
Liberalism or fundamentalism? A plague on both their houses!
The Jerusalem chalk circle
The anonymous religion of Atheism
5: Molto adagio
andante: Tolerance as an ideological category
The cultrualisation of politics
The effective universality
Acheronta movebo: the infernal regions
6: Allegro: Divine violence
Benjamin with Hitchcock
Divine violence: what it is not ...
... and finally, what it is!

Edition Notes

"A Picador paperback original"--Cover.

"Originally published in Great Britain by Profile Books, Ltd."--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-239) and index.

Series Big ideas/small books
Other Titles Six sideways reflections


Dewey Decimal Class 303.6, 179.7
Library of Congress HM886 .Z59 2008, B105.V5 Z59 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination vi, 262 p. ;
Number of pages 262

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24755080M
Internet Archive violencesixsidew00zize
ISBN 10 0312427182
ISBN 13 9780312427184
LC Control Number 2008301182
OCLC/WorldCat 184822987

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