Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? Four Interventions in the (Mis)Use of a Notion

ISBN-10: 1844677133

ISBN-13: 9781844677139

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Slavoj Zizek

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 8/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: On Ideological Antioxidants
The Myth and Its Vicissitudes
Hamlet before Oedipus
The birth of beauty out of the object
From comedy to tragedy
The myth of postmodernity
'Thrift, thrift, Horatio!'
Agape-The enigma of/in the Other
Hitler as Ironist?
Was the Holocaust diabolical Evil?
Laugh yourself to death!
The Muslim
Beneath tragedy and comedy
When the Party Commits Suicide
'The Power of the Powerless'
The Communist sacrifice
Stalin-Abraham against Bukharin-Isaac
Stalinist jouissance
Lenin versus Stalin
When discourse implodes
Excursus: Shostakovich and the resistance to Stalinism
The radical ambiguity of Stalinism
Melancholy and the Act
Lack is not the same as loss
'Post-secular thought?' No, thanks!
The Other: Imaginary, symbolic, and real
The ethical act: Beyond the reality principle
A plea for materialist creationism
The Pope Versus the Dalai Lama
John Woo as a critic of Levinas: The face as a fetish
Are Cultural Studies Really Totalitarian?
The burning question
The two Reals
The 'Third Culture' as ideology
The impasse of historicism-Theoretical state apparatuses
Conclusion: �...and what are the destitute (totalitarians) for in a poetic timer?'
Notes
Index
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