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    In the Introduction, Ian Parker, as a way to portray the typical Slovenian philosopher, quotes an ex German Democratic Republic joke, i ek usually tells the audiences A German worker gets a job in Siberia Aware how all mail will be read by censors he tells his friends Let s establish a code If a letter you will get from me is written in ordinary blue ink it is true If is it written in red ink it is false After a month his friends get the first letter from Siberia written in blue ink where they are able to read Everything is wonderful here in Siberia Stores are full Food is abundant Apartments are large, properly heated Movie theatres show western movies There are many beautiful girls ready for an affair The only thing unavailable in stores is red ink.Yes, what TRUTH can you possibly extract from the previous joke Let s just suppose his fellows had received this letter press on the text for a better reading Ian Parker is quite adamant on telling us i ek is not a Marxist Do you believe him both Slovenia has, however, a reputation disproportionately large for its size when it comes to the world of ideas This state of affairs is due to the work of Slavoj Zizek, a fifty four year old Lacanian Marxist philosopher from Ljubljana, the...

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    Well structured Pretty catty More ironic and right than it is helpful

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    I personally would call this an analysis of i ek and his work, rather than an explicit introduction to it as such Primarily because the concepts that are tackled do not get defined and explained at an elementary level for the neophyte That is to say, if you do not have a basic knowledge of especially Hegel and Marx, you may be reaching for your encyclopedia or searching the internet to supplement and follow the text Having said that, this is an excellent guide to i ek s thought Parker is both critical as the title suggests of i ek but at the same time shows a tender kind of solidarity with him The book has a clear logic to it first i ek s background in Slovenia, then his reading of Hegel, followed by Lacan and then Marx The final chapter on the cultural aspect of his work is the most engaging in my opinion, and finally gives body to some of the criticisms of i ek s approach that had already been alluded to in previous chapters This final chapter also...

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    A first rate introduction to the work of Zizek, acknowledging the real scope of his influences The chapter breakdown helps any new student to Zizek s ideas, and offers good detail and insights for the reader familiar with Zizek s work The final section, which addresses Zizek s critics, is a little na...

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