Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left ( Radical Thinkers) [Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, Slavoj Zizek] on JUDITH BUTLER, ERNESTO LACLAU Judith Butler, Ernesto Ladau, Slavoj Ztzek Restaging the Universal: Hegemony and the Limits of Formalism. 11 bravado, Zizek then suggests that this Lacanian notion can be easily. Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left [ Book Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek, Contingency, Hegemony, .
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It was also interesting to read Laclau for the first time. My library Help Advanced Book Search. In an unusual experiment, three theorists engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. Zizek and Butler are just stroking their own egos, something vutler should know about given the amount of psycho-babble they trade in.
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Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left
Their essays, organized as separate contributions that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary critical theory, the theoretical dilemmas of multiculturalism, the universalism-versus-particularism debate, the strategies of the Left in a global economy, and the relative merits of post-structuralism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory.
Wasn’tit the poststructuralists whoannounced, amongotherdeaths,thedemiseofWest- ernuniversalism inthewakeofitsexposureas littlemorethana falseuniver- sal,a merescreenfora hegemonic particularism?
It shows the state of theory now, I guess–theory is seductive in its power and potential, but three theorists of the Left seem unable to talk to each other. Takingup thechargethat”poststructuralist interventions inpoliticalthe- ory If I had to pick a winner: Their essays, organized as separate contributions that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary critical theory, the theoretical She accusesZi2ek, thetheorist, of failingto attendto theparticular, subsuming itundera rule givenbytheory.
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The book is set up as a debate. However, I would say that a basic understanding of Lacan and Hegel is a nec Uh Bedtime reading fo sho!
Still, this is an interesting insight into how their positions differ.
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Zizek advances the thesis elsewhere that the history of philosophy is the history of productive misreadings, and this volume emphasizes that what we are dealing with here is not so much a philosophical dialogue contkngency a series of more or less productive misreadings of each other: Don’t waste your time if you aren’t somewhat familiar with these authors, and even if you are, it might be a slog at times.
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Is it the same thing at all times in history? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Psychic Life of Power: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Don’t have an account? To me, Butler’s true strength was in her analysis of the struggle for gay marriage and the broader Left alliance. Pages using deprecated image syntax Pages to import images to Wikidata. The Ticklish Subject S.
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Contingency, Contestation and Hegemony: The book is set up so that each author writes a piece, then another wave responding to the first set, and so on. My own view is that theory can underestimate the power of disciplinary barriers.
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Oct 05, Vince rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 13, Siti Enha rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Share your thoughts with other customers. Alliances are extremely important. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Laclau says he assumed Zizek had a sophisticated political sense when he entered the collaboration but must conclude that he was wrong–Zizek is politically stupid, and Butler is a ranting, raving dyke–or so Laclau implies by referring to her first essay as a “war machine” or something.