Looking Awry is a wonderful introduction to dialectical psychoanalysis; to a fresh approach to the subjectivities of mass culture, and to an extraordinary new voice we will hear often in the coming years.(Fredric R. Jameson, Duke University)
Žižek is a one-person culture mulcher. Flinging out readings of film noir or Hitchcock's The Birds, drawing maps of the unconscious, analyzing the commodity form, Stephen King, or Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, be plays the philosopher as standup comic...The elusive Lacan, who cultivated an aura of indecipherability with the care of a diva becomes a field guide to life in an age of media.(Edward Ball Voice Literary Supplement)
Slavoj Žižek is a philosopher and cultural critic. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture, The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity, The Parallax View, and (with John Milbank) The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialect, these four published by the MIT Press.
This isn't an introduction at all. If you already know about Lacan and you want to look more deeply at his concepts with illustrations of them drawn from literature and film then... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
LOOKING AWRY, the title of slavoj zizek's introduction of jacques lacan, is also a method of indirectly approaching lacan's work through critiques of popular fiction and film... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Case Quarter
those who criticize zizek usually think he is an evil marxist trying to subtly trick them into accepting 'totalitarian,' 'stalinist' views. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Josef Roubicek
I didn't give this book five stars because I didn't feel I knew Lacan much better after reading it. Granted, there were a few memorable moments of Lacanian interpretation, but now... Read morePublished on July 26, 2010 by Beehaz