A comprehensive overview of Slavoj Žižek’s thought, including all of his published works to date. Provides a solid basis in the work of an engaging thinker and teacher whose ideas will continue to inform philosophical, psychological, political, and cultural discourses well into the future. Identifies the major currents in Žižek’s thought, discussing all of his works and providing a background in continental philosophy and psychoanalytic theory necessary to its understanding.
Explores Žižek’s growing popularity through his engagement in current events, politics, and cultural studies. Pertains to a variety of fields, including contemporary philosophy, psychology, cultural studies, sociology, political science, esthetics, literary theory, film theory, and theology.