‘Slavoj Žižek: A Critical Introduction’ by Ian Parker

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Žižek: A Critical Introduction shows the reader a clear path through the twists and turns of Žižek’s writings. Ian Parker takes Žižek’s treatment of Hegel, Lacan and Marx in turn and outlines and assesses Žižek’s interpretation and extension of these thinkers’ theories. While Parker is never hastily dismissive of Žižek’s innovations, he remains critical throughout, aware that the energy of Žižek’s writing can be bewitching and beguiling as well as engaging and profound.