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The Plague of Fantasies - (Essential Zizek) by Slavoj Zizek (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Philosophy

Series Title: Essential Zizek

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Verso

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Language: English

Street Date: January 5, 2009
TCIN: 77141696
UPC: 9781844673032
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-6574

Description

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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