Loading, please wait...

product description page

Trouble in Paradise : From the End of History to the End of Capitalism (Hardcover) (Slavoj Zizek)

Trouble in Paradise : From the End of History to the End of Capitalism (Hardcover) (Slavoj Zizek) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Philosopher and sociologist Zizek examines global capitalism, its apparent and hidden aspects and meanings. The book is divided into four chapters and an appendix. It begins with what the author calls a "diagnosis" of the capitalist system, followed by a deeper analysis of the ideology that promotes it. There is then a "prognosis," predicting the future this system is manufacturing. The conclusion or "epignosis" proposes means of personal and organizational struggle to become emancipated from the system. Zizek probes, among many other things, the dark side of South Korea's economic success; debt as a way of life; the mass charity of billionaire's as a necessary outcome of global capitalism; the important role of whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden and Julian Assange; hedonism and the search for happiness; and the violence of Gandhi's movement. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj iek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism.

There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we're in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town.

Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj iek explores the possibilities?and the traps?of new emancipatory struggles.

Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as ?Gangnam Style? to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher,Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come.
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Philosophy, Political Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Slavoj Zizek
Language: English
Street Date: August 18, 2015
TCIN: 17288277
UPC: 9781612194448
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-3880
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $24.95 Save $7.99 (32% off)
not available
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.