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The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology Paperback – 5 Jan 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1844673018 ISBN-10: 1844673014 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books; 1 edition (1 January 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844673014
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844673018
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
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"The Elvis of cultural theory."--Chronicle of Higher Education

"The giant of Ljubljana provides the best intellectual high since Anti-Oedipus."--The Village Voice

"The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades."--Terry Eagleton

"Unafraid of confrontation and with a near limitless grasp of pop symbolism"--The Times

"Žižek is a thinker who regards nothing as outside his field: the result is deeply interesting and provocative."--Guardian

"Žižek is one of the few living writers to combine theoretical rigor with compulsive readability."--Publishers Weekly

"Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation"--New Yorker

About the Author

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and many more.

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