From Myth To Symptom - The Case Of Kosovo

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From Myth to Symptom: The Case of Kosovo - Slavoj ?i?ek & Agon Hamza

Slavoj ?i?ek & Agon Hamza

Author: Slavoj Zizek
File type: pdf
Publisher: Kolektivi Materializmi Dialekti
Year: 2013
Language: English
ISBN: 978-9951-8835-2-8
Time Added: Wed Feb 13 2019 14:00:16 GMT+0300 (MSK)
Author: Slavoj Zizek
File type: pdf
Size: 570 kb
City: Prishtinë
Pages: 106
Id: 1145960
Time Modified: Wed Feb 13 2019 14:00:16 GMT+0300 (MSK)
Extension: pdf
Bibtex: "Slavoj ?i?ek & Agon Hamza",
"From Myth to Symptom: The Case of Kosovo"

Of what is Kosovo a symptom? Zizek's initial provocation and Hamza's relentless continuation will enrage anyone who looks to culture, ethnicity, and neoliberalism to explain the tragedy of the Balkans. Only those willing to confront their own hu- manitarian fantasies will have the strength necessary to en- counter the truth in these brave, important essays. ?Jodi Dean, author of The Communist Horizon Thinking about recent Balkan developments ? and tragedies ? has been dominated, for too long by varieties of national- ist, simplistically anti-imperialist, and 'realist' discourses. What has been missing is a critical theoretical discourse that will not only deconstruct these discourses, but also attempt to bring forward how recent political developments, from the NATO bombings in 1999 to the proclamation of Kosova inde- pendence, have also been determined by attempts to create conditions favorable to the most aggressive neoliberal politics. The two texts in this volume offer exactly this kind of critical theoretical scrutiny that is most needed than ever, if we want to avoid seeing not only Kosova but the Balkans in general being turned into vast laboratories of neoliberal social engineering. ? Panagiotis Sotiris, Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean