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Žižek, S., Butler, J. and Laclau, E. (2000) Contingency, Hegemony,
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Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left, London and New Y ork:
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In a compelling and unusual experiment, three eminent theorists engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. 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 globalized economy, and the relative merits of post-structumalism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory.
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While the rigour and intelligence with which these writers approach their work is formidable, ''Contingency, Hegemony, Universality'' benefits additionally from their clear sense of energy and enjoyment in a revealing and often unpredictable exchange.
  
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This vigorous, pithy and hugely enjoyable work brings Žižek
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|width="100%"| [[Judith Butler|Butler, Judith]], [[Ernesto Laclau]], and [[Slavoj Zizek]]. '''''[[Contingency, Hegemony, Universality|Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left]]'''''. London; New York: Verso. July 2000, Hardcover, 300 pages, Language: English, ISBN: 1859847579. <small>Buy it at [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1859847579/nosubject-20/ Amazon.com], [http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/1859847579/nosub07-20/ Amazon.ca], [http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/1859847579/nosub-21/ Amazon.de], [http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1859847579/nosubjencyofl-21/ Amazon.co.uk] or [http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/1859847579/nosub04-21/ Amazon.fr].</small>
- Judith Butler and Ernesto Laclau      - in a kind of written dialogue.
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This dialogue takes the form of a series of questions set by each of
 
them for the others, followed by three essayed responses apiece. The
 
main point of contention between them is the status and meaning of
 
the subject. While, for a Žižekian, Butler's consistent misreading
 
of Lacan can sometimes be exasperating, it does at least force Žižek
 
to articulate his understanding of the subject as clearly as possible. As
 
such, this makes the book a useful introduction to Žižek's thought,
 
as well as being a valuable insight to the issues currently vexing the
 
political left.
 
  
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Books by Slavoj Žižek

Book Description
Book Cover

In a compelling and unusual experiment, three eminent theorists engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. 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 globalized economy, and the relative merits of post-structumalism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory.

While the rigour and intelligence with which these writers approach their work is formidable, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality benefits additionally from their clear sense of energy and enjoyment in a revealing and often unpredictable exchange.

Product Details
Butler, Judith, Ernesto Laclau, and Slavoj Zizek. Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left. London; New York: Verso. July 2000, Hardcover, 300 pages, Language: English, ISBN: 1859847579. Buy it at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.fr.