The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Women and

The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Women and


The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Women and Causality ❮EPUB❯ ✾ The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Women and Causality ✹ Author Slavoj Žižek – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The status of women and the role of violence in contemporary culture and politicsThe experience of the Yugoslav war and the rise of irrational violence in contemporary societies provides the theoretic of Enjoyment: PDF ☆ The status of women and the role of violence in contemporary culture and politicsThe experience of the Yugoslav war and the rise of irrational violence in contemporary societies provides the theoretical and political context of this book, which uses Lacanian psychoanalysis as the basis for a renewal of the Marxist theory of ideology The author s analysis leads into a study of the figure of woman in modern art and ideology, including studies of The Crying Game and the films of The Metastases MOBI :Ú David Lynch, and the links between violence and power gender relations.


10 thoughts on “The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Women and Causality

  1. Chris Chris says:

    The most dizzying thing I took away from this book was the way our culture tries to force us to enjoy things, as if that is all there ever is, and if you are not in a constant mood of happiness and entertainment, then there is something wrong with you This method of looking at enjoyment as a disease, one which we are constantly seeing and never able to reach, therefore causing all of us to feel that there is something wrong, is a lense I think about everytime I work the concession stand at the The most dizzying thing I took away from this book was the way our culture tries to force us to enjoy things, as if that is all there ever is, and if you are not in a constant mood of happiness and entertainment, then there is something wrong with you This method of looking at enjoyment as a disease, one which we are constantly seeing and never able to reach, therefore causing all of us to feel that there is something wrong, is a lense I think about everytime I work the concession stand at the movie theater I never want to tell someone to Enjoy again, because that is not a command


  2. Nuno R. Nuno R. says:

    Enjoyment and its excessive nature, according to Lacan according to Zizek Courtly love, that I resisted and resisted and still have not understood Will not write here pretending to be anywhere near an expert, or even someone that can write a few lines about Zizek without a sense of embarrassment It s an author that makes me grow, as a thinker that makes me want to be smarter and readSometimes, reading him is like a sort of intelectual poetry And saying this is dumb, I know Whenever Enjoyment and its excessive nature, according to Lacan according to Zizek Courtly love, that I resisted and resisted and still have not understood Will not write here pretending to be anywhere near an expert, or even someone that can write a few lines about Zizek without a sense of embarrassment It s an author that makes me grow, as a thinker that makes me want to be smarter and readSometimes, reading him is like a sort of intelectual poetry And saying this is dumb, I know Whenever I detect that I am not following what he says, I stop Reading Zizek is, always, an exercise of self discipline


  3. Milena Milena says:

    That one time kada je neko kona no objasnio deo univerzuma Dejvida Lin a kako dolikuje


  4. Anita Anita says:

    I m still trying to work out whether Zizek really takes women as subjects into account


  5. Max Nemtsov Max Nemtsov says:

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  6. Benjamin Benjamin says:

    The format is typical Zizek 6 essays with some sort of thread between them, split into parts by theme and all quixotically hinged upon some sort of premise which is explained in the introduction However, this one actually does what Zizek says it does He does actually look at the topic he outlines In this book Zizek explores the Lacanian concept of jouissance that he feels lies at the heart of ideology nothing new there but following through the notion of the cause as a political factor Th The format is typical Zizek 6 essays with some sort of thread between them, split into parts by theme and all quixotically hinged upon some sort of premise which is explained in the introduction However, this one actually does what Zizek says it does He does actually look at the topic he outlines In this book Zizek explores the Lacanian concept of jouissance that he feels lies at the heart of ideology nothing new there but following through the notion of the cause as a political factor This brings him onto the second division on women which draws us back to jouissance again This manages to be both old hat if you ve read him before but refreshingly new There s fewer meaningless delves into pop culture and some actual explanations of what Lacan means rather than expectations that we already know Some of his chapters on women seem to be attempting to move beyond categories of phallocetric psychoanalysis without really managing it There are better writers on female sexuality out there However, his writing on Lynch is impeccable and there are some great reflections on desire which are worth reading There s also a self interview in the appendix which is best read before you begin Much of it seems to be a repetition of what is already discussed earlier but in less depth It almost serves as a Rough Guide to Zizek which might make entry into his work easier if you get some of the references already, as it really just irons out the idiosyncrasies in his readings rather than explaining the concepts he starts with If you read it after the main body of the book then it is a little tedious


  7. DoctorM DoctorM says:

    One never quite knows what to make of Zizek My friend Ginny at McGill recommended this, and, while I enjoyed it, I d forgotten how Zizek writes that strange inability to decide whether he s a Lacanian or a kind of repentant Marxist The two chapters here on Courtly Love and David Lynch are very much worth reading Zizek does deft takes on The Crying Game , Cronenberg s M Butterfly , and Lynch s Wild At Heart Yet there s a sense that the opening,theoretical chapters are just w One never quite knows what to make of Zizek My friend Ginny at McGill recommended this, and, while I enjoyed it, I d forgotten how Zizek writes that strange inability to decide whether he s a Lacanian or a kind of repentant Marxist The two chapters here on Courtly Love and David Lynch are very much worth reading Zizek does deft takes on The Crying Game , Cronenberg s M Butterfly , and Lynch s Wild At Heart Yet there s a sense that the opening,theoretical chapters are just window dressingand a nagging sense that Zizek just might see women or Woman as the lamia figure some feminists have accused Lacan of portraying Anyway Zizek is an acquired taste, though one without the wildness of Lacan himself Read it for the Courtly Love essay and the take on Lynch Justbe suspicious


  8. Anna Chiaretta Anna Chiaretta says:

    contains a good essay on David Lynch s films and their expressions of primordial desires as well as feminine identity issues described in reference to of course Lacan s objet petit a.


  9. Marie Marie says:

    Essays 3, 4 and 6 were good, then a few elements of the other content, but too much Lacanian mumbo jumbo, Marxist Zizekian dodging and oh, boy, will he ever write in an intelligble way I m not sure I want to find out Throughoutly depressing with the occasional good point Bonuses I found out that Weniger and Hegel are misognyists.


  10. Abraham Lewik Abraham Lewik says:

    Free e copy available on line, how things should be.I read this and The Return of the Soldier in one day This is thewild of the two.


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