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positions (2011) 19 (3): 723–737.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Zhang Yiwu Among the many theories that evaluate “made by Žižek” and “made in China,” history reveals an uncanny similarity. Both of them unexpectedly project the complexity and nuances of the capitalist imaginary in the post-cold war era of globalization. They are both sorts of “global commodities...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 739–761.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kwai-Cheung Lo This essay attempts to connect China with Žižek's theoretical ideas by discussing the multiple meanings of sinicization that brings forth self-negating contradictions. Arguing that contemporary postsocialist China's rapid and ruthless capitalization urgently calls for the realization...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 627–651.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Liu Kang Slavoj Žižek has recently written quite extensively on Mao and China. This article is a commentary on his writings. Tracing the genealogy of Western Marxism from Gramsci, Athusser, and Badiou to Žižek, I argue that Žižek's misreading of the Chinese Revolution, especially Mao's theory...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 781–798.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Yang Huilin Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 To Reverse Our Premise with the Perverse Core: A Response to Žižek’s “Theology” in Chinese Context Yang Huilin Translated by Yizhong Gu In recent years, the interaction between Christian theology...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Slavoj Žižek Replying to the critical remarks in “Poeticizing Revolution,” the text clarifies the topic of Mao Zedong's dialectics and of the possibility of radical social transformation today. It points out Mao's total misunderstanding of what Hegel meant by dialectical process: Mao's dialectics...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 671–706.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Slavoj Žižek The essay analyzes revolutionary terror apropos of two exemplary cases: the Jacobin phase of the French Revolution and the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In both cases, terror should be dismissed not as a mass crime but as a failed articulation of the radical emancipatory will. Our task...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 707–721.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Slavoj Žižek The struggle between Confucianism and legalism lasted through thousands of years in Chinese history and even served as the background of the recent developments in China (Mao's preference for legalism versus Deng's promoting of Confucianism). Although legalists are as a rule dismissed...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 617–625.
Published: 01 August 2011
... disappearance of these boundaries. On the one hand, Žižek analyzes contemporary Chinese culture and politics from the perspective of a Marxist-Lacanian theorist. On the other hand, the contributors from China studies examine the Chinese intelligentsia's fascination with Žižek's work and how it may open...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 97–127.
Published: 01 February 2016
... commercial volunteers. These forms of intimacy include cleaning animal feces as well as gaining physical proximity and even tactile contact. At first glance, commercial volunteerism at such sites appears to convey the idea of ethical capitalism, which Slavoj Žižek describes as “consumption for a cause...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 539–564.
Published: 01 May 2004
... believers.9 In other words, they kept an inner distance from the dominant ideology while outwardly performing its rituals. Slavoj Žižek has also found Adorno’s insight compelling. However, he acknowledges its limitations: All...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
... to me,” although I never actually experience them in this way.  — Slavoj Žižek, The Plague of Fantasies We should move desire on the side of the infrastructure, on the side of production, and the family, the ego and the person on the side...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 551–579.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... The measure of true love, as Slavoj Žižek asserts, is when you can insult the other.34 The measure of genuine recognition is when one can rec- ognize even the most embarassing aspects of the other’s identity. The ensu- ing exchanges are merely hysterical...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 431–469.
Published: 01 May 2002
...? “Enjoy your nation as yourself” is a phrase Slavoj Žižek uses to describe the logic of fundamentalism in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Using Jacques Lacan, Žižek argues not only that the nation can be analyzed like the indi- vidual psyche...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 369–399.
Published: 01 May 2001
... through language. Not to be confused with the real penis, the phallus is symbolic, only represented as a signifier, not as a signified. The phallus, in other words, exists as, in Slavoj Žižek’s words, “a signifier ofcastration.” 3 So, however much...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 763–779.
Published: 01 August 2011
... 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 A Cinematic Parallax View: Taiwanese Identity and the Japanese Colonial Past Tonglin Lu In his introduction to The Parallax View, Slavoj Žižek uses two anec- dotes — one about the widely assumed but false analogy between...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 137–155.
Published: 01 February 2005
... of some sort of structure informed by a principle of organic communitarianism and its appropriate principal of authority, usually vested in the figure of what Slavoj Žižek has called the master. The master’s function would be to regulate and restore...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 429–460.
Published: 01 May 2014
... declaration of “the end of history” such that “it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capital- ism.”8 Raising a similar contention, Slavoj Žižek elaborates upon the point further, asserting that “nobody seriously considers...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 799–800.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Millennium, Slavoj Žižek is senior researcher at the School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London. His latest publications include Living in the End Times and The Monstrosity of Christ ...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., then, is not something “possessed” by a subject but a place where the sub- ject becomes predicate in the staging of the multiplication and proliferation of identifications and desires. Slavoj Žižek argues that through its role of mediating between symbolic law...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 77–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to climate change — to the post-­Marxist gadfly Slavoj Žižek (2000) — for whom the early Christian Church is an incipient Leninist cadre — evoking “the commons” of a precapitalist past and the long traditions of ordinary people today stakes a strong...