The Plague Of Fantasies

January 5, 2009|
The Plague Of Fantasies by Slavoj Zizek
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Modern audiovisual media have spawned a ‘plague of fantasies’, electronically inspired phantasms that cloud the ability to reason and prevent a true understanding of a world increasingly dominated by abstractions—whether those of digital technology or the speculative market.

Into this arena, enters Žižek: equipped with an agile wit and the skills of a prodigious scholar, he confidently ranges among a dazzling array of cultural references—explicating Robert Schumann as deftly as he does John Carpenter—to demonstrate how the modern condition blinds us to the ideological basis of our lives.
Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books includ...
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Title:The Plague Of Fantasies
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 7.78 X 5.09 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 7.78 X 5.09 X 0.88 in
Published:January 5, 2009
Publisher:Verso Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781844673032

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