Cover Image: Explosion, Yellow & White (2009) oil on canvas. 32 x 26 inches.
Theory and Media series. Forthcoming from Polity.
Slavoj Zizek reaches the parts of the media that other theorists cannot. With sources ranging from Thomas Aquinas to Quentin Tarantino and Desperate Housewives to Dostoyevsky, Zizek mixes high theory with low culture more engagingly than any other thinker alive today. His prolific output includes such media friendly content as a TV series (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) a documentary movie (Zizek!) and a wealth of YouTube clips. A celebrity academic, he walks the media talk. Zizek and the Media provides a systematic and approachable introduction to the main concepts and themes of Zizek's work, and their particular implications for the study of the media.
Table of Contents
Preface: The Dog's Bollocks At the Media Dinner Party.
Chapter 1 The Mediated Imp of The Perverse.
Chapter 2 Zizek's Tickling Shtick.
Chapter 3 Big (Br)Other Psychoanalyzing the Media.
Chapter 4 Understanding Media: The Sublime Objectification of Ideology.
Chapter 5 The Media's Violence.
Chapter 6 The Joker's Little Shop of Ideological Horrors.
Conclusion Don't Just Do It.