Zizek on Race

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Release date: 2020-02-20

Description

Slavoj i ek's prolific comments on anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, scapegoating, popular nationalism, the refugee crisis, Eurocentrism, the War on Terror, neocolonialism, global justice, and rioting comprise a dizzying array of thinking. But what can we pull out of his various writings and commentaries on race in the contemporary world? Is there anything approaching a i ekian philosophy of race? Zahi Zalloua argues here that there is and that the often polemical style of i ek's pronouncements shouldn't undermine the importance and urgency of his work in this area. Zalloua not only examines i ek's philosophy of race but addresses the misconceptions that have arisen and some of the perceived shortcomings in his work to date. i ek on Race also puts i ek in dialogue with critical race and anti-colonial studies, dwelling on the sparks struck up by this dialogue and the differences, gaps, and absences it points up. Engaging i ek's singular contribution to the analysis of race and racism, i ek on Race both patiently interrogates and critically extends his direct comments on the topic, developing more fully the potential of his thought. In a response to the book, i ek boldly reaffirms his theoretical stance, clarifying further his often difficult-to-work-out positions on some of his more controversial pronouncements.

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Additional Information

Genre: Social & political philosophy

Collection: Bloomsbury Academic

Type: EPub

Pages: 256

ISBN: 9781350094239

Additional Information

Genre: Social & political philosophy

Collection: Bloomsbury Academic

Type: EPub

Pages: 256

ISBN: 9781350094239

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