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The Plague of Fantasies

Slavoj Zizek
Barcode 9781844673032

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Release Date: 05/01/2009

Genre: Philosophy & Spirituality
Label: Verso Books
Language: English
Publisher: Verso Books

Explores the relations between fantasy and ideology and the antagonism between the ever greater abstraction of our lives - whether through digitalization or the market - and the deluge of pseudo-concrete images which surround us. Modern audiovisual media have spawned a 'plague of fantasies', electronically inspired phantasms that cloud the ability to reason and prevent a true understanding of a world increasingly dominated by abstractions-whether those of digital technology or the speculative market.
Into this arena, enters Zizek: equipped with an agile wit and the skills of a prodigious scholar, he confidently ranges among a dazzling array of cultural references-explicating Robert Schumann as deftly as he does John Carpenter-to demonstrate how the modern condition blinds us to the ideological basis of our lives.