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ISBN-10: 1844673030
ISBN-13: 9781844673032
Publisher: Verso
Publish Date: 01/05/2009
Dimensions: 7.72" L, 5.44" W, 1.00" H

The Plague of Fantasies

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Overview

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.

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"The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged from Europe in some decades."–Terry Eagleton

"Unafraid of confrontation and with a near limitless grasp of pop symbolism."–Times of London

"Žižek unfolds in this text a theory of the workings of postmodern ideology that is often breathtaking in its scope and acuity."–Postmodern Culture

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ISBN-10: 1844673030
ISBN-13: 9781844673032
Publisher: Verso
Publish Date: 01/05/2009
Dimensions: 7.72" L, 5.44" W, 1.00" H
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