Category Archives: Zizekiana

A Puritan Theory of Racism

The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek often jokes about the paradoxical nature of American progressive racism by using the example of the Native Americans. If these Americans, Native, are uniquely connected to Nature then, he wonders, does that make their remaining … Continue reading

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How Zizek’s Theory of Belief Explains Catalonia’s Conflict

I’m a Spanish citizen smack in the middle of the Catalan conflict (my father is from Barcelona, my mother from Madrid) and I’ve found that a Zizekian reading of the current conflict over the possible independence of this Spanish region … Continue reading

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How to gauge the Ruling Ideology, using the Zizekian concept of Event

This picture below depicts a curious incident, a Zizekian Event, that I witnessed Aug. 20 of this year. The photo was taken at around 1100 that day, a Sunday. As in most years, a public mass had been arranged in … Continue reading

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Why Slavoj Zizek Writes In Convoluted Sentences

(Updated Sep. 1) An oft-repeated reproach to Slavoj Zizek’s writings is that he’s impossible to understand. In fact, Zizek is sometimes held as an example of a decades-old trend of academic meaninglessness; for example, in this recent article, Nathan J. … Continue reading

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De Qué Va Slavoj Zizek, en 10 Cómodos Fascículos

Durante la reciente visita a España de Slavoj Žižek, los medios españoles convocaron a diversas personalidades para explicar a sus lectores de qué va el filósofo esloveno más famoso del mundo. En general, con muy poco éxito: uno puede entrar … Continue reading

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A Zizekian View of Singapore

Given enough time, a bunch of monkeys hitting a typewriter would come up with the text of Hamlet. So the Davos jet-setter inflight magazine The Economist came up with a Zizekian description of the state of Singapore, which I will soon leave … Continue reading

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Who will be Shot in the Middle Stages of the Zizekian Revolution?

In the first half of his remarks about Henry James’ The Wings of the Dove in The Parallax View, Zizek looks at the way James uses his long, winding, unexpected style to set a scene in a particular way. In … Continue reading

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