The Plague Of Fantasies (2009)
The Plague of Fantasies (Second Edition) - Slavoj Zizek
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|"The Plague of Fantasies (Second Edition)"|
Zizek takes on the relations between fantasy and ideology, and the deluge of pseudo-concrete images surrounding us.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 Zizek: 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.