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Zizek and the Media

Wiley, J,
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Slavoj Zizek reaches the parts of the media that other theoristscannot. With sources ranging from Thomas Aquinas to QuentinTarantino and Desperate Housewives to Dostoyevsky, Zizek mixes hightheory with low culture more engagingly than any other thinkeralive today. His prolific output includes such media friendlycontent as a TV series (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) adocumentary movie (Zizek!) and a wealth of YouTube clips. Acelebrity academic, he walks the media talk.
Zizek and the Media provides a systematic andapproachable introduction to the main concepts and themes ofZizek's work, and their particular implications for the study ofthe media. The book:
* Describes the radical nature of Zizek's media politics
* Uses Zizekian insights to expose the profound intellectuallimitations of conventional approaches to the media
* Explores the psychoanalytical and philosophical roots ofZizek's work
* Provides the reader with Zizekian tools to uncover the hiddenideologies of everyday media content;
Explains the ultimate seriousness that underlies his numerousjokes.
As likely to discuss Homer's Springfield as Ithaca, Zizek isshown to be the ideal guide for today's mediascape.

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Titel: Zizek and the Media
Autoren/Herausgeber: Paul A. Taylor
Aus der Reihe: TM - Theory and Media
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780745658612

Seitenzahl: 192
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Paul A. Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Communications Theory at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds

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