Slavoj Zizek: A Primer

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Kay, S. (2003), Zizek: A Critical Introduction, Cambridge: Politiy Press.
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Further Reading

A useful collection of Zizek's papers with commentary is provided in Wright, E & E. Wright (eds.) (1999), The Zizek Reader, Oxford: Blackwell. For texts that engage with Zizek's perspective see the following:
Copjec, J. (1994), Read My Desire, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Copjec, J. (2003), Imagine there's no Woman, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Daly, G. (1999), "Politics and the Impossible: Beyond Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction", Theory Culture and Society, 16(4), 75-98.

Glynos, J. (2001), "The Grip of Ideology", Journal of Political Ideologies, Vol. 6 (2), June 2001, pp. 191-214.

For more critical appraisals of Zizek see:
Dews, P. (1995), "The Tremor of Reflection: Slavoj Zizek's Lacanian Dialectics", Radical Philosophy, 72, 17-29.
Homer, S. (1996), "Psychoanalysis, Representation, Politics: On the (Im)possibility of a Psychoanalytic Theory of Ideology", The Letter, 7, 97-109.
Homer, S. (2001), "It's the Political Economy, Stupid! On Zizek's Marxism", Radical Philosophy, 108, 7-16.

For a demystification of Lacanian terminology see:
Evans, D. (1996), An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge.

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