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Read Violence Six Sideways Reflections Violence Six Sideways Reflections Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Use violence than it prevents Is there violence in the simple idea of the neighbour And could the appropriate form of action against violence today simply be to contemplate to thinkBeginning with these and other eually contemplative uestions Žižek discusses the inherent violence of globalization capitalism fundamentalism and language in a work that will confirm his standing as one of our most erudite and incendiary modern thinke. If you re ready to go along with Zizek for the ridethis book is sure to take you out of whatever box you re currently in and do to your box exactly what the cover of this book portraysHe may be self indulgent but it s a nice blend of psych linguistics and philosophy that makes his case complete

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Read Violence Six Sideways Reflections Violence Six Sideways Reflections Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ropy; in daring terms he reflects on the powerful image and determination of contemporary terroristsViolence Žižek states takes three forms subjective crime terror objective racism hate speech discrimination and systemic the catastrophic effects of economic and political systems and often one form of violence blunts our ability to see the others raising complicated uestionsDoes the advent of capitalism and indeed civilization ca. Here is a slightly patronizing way of summarizing the methodology of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek address a relevant social issue such as violence and certain ideological perspectives that have been applied to it cut and paste seemingly disparate examples of high and low culture arbitrarily throughout the text draw reaching connections between the two and hopefully attempt to arrive at an intelligible conclusion or thesis This became apparent during my reading of Violence part of Picador s BIG IDEA Ssmall books series and what is or less Zizek s most accessible work to date It starts out with the relatively lucid premise or distinction of three types of violence subjective clearly identifiable direct symbolic language or forms of and systemic objective political and economic After the groundwork is laid out for this commentary on violence Zizek then starts in on his typical fugue like series of a variety of subchapters In each of these he ll be bringing up a good deal of Lacan Hegel and Marx Approaching surface level logical assessments of violence with paradoxical and ironic reasoning Zizek rambles on about subjects such as the Paris riots of 2005 Bill Gates and subversive entrepreneurship torture religious fundamentalism atheism and Benjamin s concept of Divine Violence I m not even going to attempt to paraphrase the respective chapters of Violence and I ll take the deserved criticism for my own lazy criticism here However I must say that I do this out of a dismissive attitude toward Zizek s writing style He is like a kid in the candy store of cultural theory too excited by the endless possibility of example and analogy at hand to really make a focused point One second he is criticizing Sam Harris and his controversial but rational opinions on political torture then he suddenly makes the transition into the Judeo Christian Freudian ugh weight of the concept of the Lacanian notion of the Neighbor and the significance of the physical distance and proximity of this Neighbor the Other being tortured to the level of ease with which one is able to torture Granted he is still following Harris sort of but his point here is so utterly bloated and the ones that follow are even digressive and trivial The man basically needs to stick to public lectures and debates and even those can be interminable Maybe I m not even making the greatest point about what is wrong with his writing but at around page 170 I was about to throw this book against the wall He s good for an occasional cultural studies type joke but as I ve said before the man is a completely shallow thinker

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Read Violence Six Sideways Reflections Violence Six Sideways Reflections Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Philosopher cultural critic and agent provocateur Slavoj Žižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our worldUsing history philosophy books movies Lacanian psychiatry and jokes Slavoj Žižek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence Drawing from his uniue cultural vision Žižek brings new light to the Paris riots of 2005; he uestions the permissiveness of violence in philanth. One doesn t go to Slavoj i ek for answers One goes to him for uestions He raises them then raises some and asks us to raise uestions for every answer we get That is his genius and that s what makes him worth while The interrogatives Who What Where When Why and How are his and our most powerful tools and he challenges us to use them When I was a 4 year old boy I wore a helmet for a year because I fractured my skull That s the story I grew up with I fractured my skull I was running down the hallway in our apartment I was wearing socks and I smacked my head against the protruding corner of the wall my skull crackedI always accepted that storyI accepted that story even after my father punched me so hard that he knocked me out of the cast I had on my broken handI accepted that story even after my father punched me in the face while we were boxing and my head hit a similar corner in what was then our house it took seven stiches to close the cutI accepted that story even after my father fucked up my back by pulling a dangerous wrestling move on me he was a high school wrestling champ in Upstate NY when I made the mistake of putting him in a playful full nelsonI accepted that story when he knocked me into our shoe closet with a punch that permanently scarred my mouth it took 6 internal stiches and fourteen external stitches to repair the damage I accepted the story after repeated gut shots rib shots which have led to arthritis where my ribs join my sternum spankings with paddles with holes drilled in them to lower the resistance and increase the speed of the blow humiliations and slaps And then a few years ago my mother and I were coming out of a Mexican restaurant with my twins Milo loved to swing between us back then He d grab our hands take a little run and swing his legs out and we me and any other adult I happened to be with would swing him and set him down as many times as he liked That day my Mom s hands were wet Milo grabbed our hands started his swing and when he reached the apex my Mom s grip gave way Milo went flying I couldn t hold on and there he went about six feet in the air His body flipped he turned face first and his head hit the sidewalk at speed with a sickening thudIt freaked me out Freaked him out too of course And we spent a stressful afternoon in the hospital while they observed him and ran tests and interrogated me as a possible abuser Milo has never wanted to swing again But he was fine He had a minor concussion a big scrape where he hit the pavement and a goose egg But that was it One of the most horrifying head injuries I had ever been witness to and it was almost nothing It got me thinking about my fractured skull Had I broken it Or was that just the story I was told How many times had I heard the comment Brad s got a head like a rock Nothing hurts that kid And it seemed to be true but for that one time Why had I gone to stay with my grandparents for a little while after the damage was done Where was my Dad when it happened What if it wasn t me who was to blame at all Did I really do it when my Dad was at workI wanted to know I still want to know but I never will My Mom died before I worked up the courage to ask her I wasn t worried about offending her but I don t know if I could have handled the potential lie My Dad is still alive so I could confront him but he can t be trusted to tell the truth about anything that has to do with me My grandparents are all dead so I don t know the answer and I will always only suspect And suspect I doYou can see now why I am fascinated by violence and why i ek s work would call to me And why the final sentence of Violence Six Sideways Reflections would have a powerful personal impactSometimes doing nothing is the most violent thing to doWhich is the act I place suarely in the hands of my mother I do not exonerate my father and his subjective violence in any way but my mother s embrace of systemic violence shouldn t be ignored either Even if she didn t cover up a fractured skull even if I really did slip into the corner of the wall even if a wispy four year old s weight and inertia was somehow enough to literally crack his skull even if my father had no hand in that long ago wound she did know about many of the others She knew and she had options unlike so many women and she had potential support systems and escape routes unlike too many women and she did nothing And I am fairly sure that even when I was four and had to wear a helmet even then when escape and safety was at its easiest I am fairly sure she did nothingLuckily though she and I resolved the issue of her tacit guilt for the acts of violence she knew about before she died We had a falling out then we had a coming together and we were able to become very close closer than we d ever been We just never got to what I suspect was the biggest lie of all that she had covered up the earliest and most dangerous piece of abuse in my lifeuick thought it is i ek tries to dig into the whys and hows and wherefores of systemic violence He takes his thought and ours beyond the subjective acts we see and ponders what lies beneath it all He demystifies our mystification and asks us dispel our own illusions as much as we can He spends an awfully long time talking about the big moments of violence the Holocaust the Collectivisation 9 11 etc etc which is fine but and I for one would have liked this book better had he focused his mind blowing brain on the everyday acts of violence that are at the root of it all That s my own selfishness talking however and the book is important regardless of i ek s focus I will be coming back to this book again Next time though I will only come back after I ve brushed up on my Lacan and Kant and Hegel and Heidegger and Freud Stop name dropping Slavoj you beautiful sonuvabitch

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Violence Six Sideways Reflections
  • Slavoj Žižek
  • English
  • 06 May 2018
  • 9780312427184

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