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International Journal of Žižek Studies
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  • Sublimation and Dislocation: A False Choice

    • Authors: Slavoj Žižek
      Abstract: Contribution to a collective work called “Manifesto: A Struggle for Universalities” to be published soon and edited by Nicol A, Barría Asensio & Slavoj Zizek: Foreword: Yanis Varaoufakis: Epilogue: David Pavón-Cuellar and over 40 other contributors. In the words of Nicol A, Barría Asenjo: “The present Manifesto arises as an attempt to respond to the current political, historical, social and economic situation. The 21st century prevails, containing within itself the antagonisms, challenges and debates that the history of humanity has tried to overcome. The 21st century is a repetition of systematic failure, a living symptom of past epochs that have not learned to re-elaborate and re-signify their own symptom. We are and live in a repetition that must be stopped, if our goal is that the signifier "humanity" remains in the following centuries, the time has come to work in the present.”
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
  • El Poder Comunista

    • Authors: Mario Aguiriano Café Marx
      Abstract: Hablar del poder comunista significa estudiar el “poder” como potencia, que esconde, de hecho, una cuestión central que aleja a Marx y a la teoría materialista de las diferentes formas de idealismo político, viejas o nuevas, tanto como aleja a la teoría dialéctica de sus muchos enemigos. Y esta es precisamente la cuestión de la posibilidad, o de la correcta comprensión de la categoría de posibilidad, o la relación entre lo posible y lo imposible, posibilidades materiales y posibilidades meramente subjetivas. Esto nos llevará también a la cuestión de la contradicción, la de la organización (como poder comunista en acto), y de la idea de negación determinada, o de la Revolución como “negación de la negación” —que es como Marx se refiere a esta tanto en los Manuscritos de París  (1980: 164) como en El Capital (2013: 535).
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
  • Invisible Violence: Zizek’s categories of Violence and
           Ellison’s Invisible Man

    • Authors: Joe James Holroyd
      Abstract: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man is a violent text. It is unflinching in its confrontation with the violence at the heart of the (African-)American experience. In exploring the central role of violence here – narratively, within the novel; politically, within the culture that the novel explores – the recent work of Slavo Zizek is useful. Zizek posits a critical language which makes an important distinction between systemic violence (of the order of economic and political systems), objective violence (of the order of discriminatory patterns of behaviour), and subjective violence (of the order of individual, often spontaneous, sometimes self-directed acts – which have the effect of misdirecting and obscuring our awareness of these other two more insidious forms of violence). And, in a dialectical spirit of which both Zizek and Ellison might approve, Invisible Man will here reciprocally suggest an interrogation of Zizek’s theories of revolutionary violence. 
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
  • Ideology! The Fetishes and Disavowals of the Woke and the Conspiratorial

    • Authors: Luke John Howie
      Abstract: “Woke” and cancel culture have become mainstream methods for ideological leftists to express their sense of hopelessness and frustration. And while many agree that improving social harmony is an admirable goal, policing the use of pronouns while carefully maintaining the status quo of capitalism’s production, destruction and inequality does little to address the underlying structural problems that create the conditions for social disharmony. It is on this point that Žižek finds agreement with commentators on the ideological right. But at both ends of the ideological spectrum we find little to hope for. This paper is about what happens when important discussions are hijacked by extremists on both ends of the political spectrum. Surely, there must be more than politically correct totalitarianism and the irrational outbursts of conspiratorial fanatics. As Žižek has long argued, we should, perhaps, hold out for the worst option in the hope that real change might still be possible. I make this case with reference to popular events and culture, and a wide array of Žižek’s scholarly and popular works.
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
  • La “abducción extraterrestre” tratada desde la
           filosofía de Žižek

    • Authors: Miguel Angel Vladimir Dávila Espinoza
      Abstract:  Se hace un esfuerzo por interpretar el supuesto fenómeno de los raptos de individuos por naves extraterrestres desde conceptos teóricos žižekianos como afanisis, “destitución subjetiva”, “Cosa” de la libido, trauma y “mediador evanescente”. 
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Direction of Science Versus String Theory, or, Were Albert
           Einstein's Guidelines for the Next Scientific Revolution Wrong'

    • Authors: Christopher Portosa Stevens
      Abstract: There are scientists that have speculated that, since science involves abstraction, generalizations across facts, and the generalization of causes and theories across empirical phenomena, the direction of science is to increasingly unify forces and causes until there is a single general theory unifying all of the forces of nature. The most prominent contemporary example of this attempt to unify all of the forces of nature in a single theory is string theory or superstring theory. String theorists have attempted to emulate Albert Einstein’s call for physicists to attempt to unify all of the forces of physics in a single theory, sometimes called a “theory of everything.” String Theory has been called “untestable,” empirically unverifiable, and “post-empiricist,” and I use another standard by which String Theory might be evaluated, a Standard of Instrument Design and Technological Productivity. Moreover, I seek to show that, instead of attempting to unify all of the forces of nature in a single theory or “theory of everything,” it is possible to identify and separate the forces of nature in relation to each other, and order and rank the forces of nature by their capacity to generate branching patterns in the biological sciences or the physical sciences. Ranking forces by their capacity to generate branching patterns (or other shapes or patterns), in the biological sciences or in the physical sciences, is more positivist and testable than attempts to unify all of the forces of nature in a single theory.
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
  • Slavoj Zizek y su aporte teórico-conceptual a los debates del
           Psicoanálisis y la Política.

    • Authors: Nicol Andrea Barria Asenjo
      Abstract: . El concepto “Fantasía” se vuelve central a la hora de pensar o re-pensar en nuestra época, puede ser pensado como uno de los conceptos característicos y descriptivos del sujeto contemporáneo producto del devenir histórico-social. En las siguientes paginas se realizará una revisión bibliográfica acentuada en el libro “el acoso de las fantasías” del intelectual Slavoj Zizek. El objetivo de la investigación es identificar algunos de los aportes teóricos-conceptuales que se han incorporado a los debates actuales del campo psicoanalítico. En el transcurso de la revisión se pondrá en evidencia el resultado entre la mixtura de la filosofía, sociología y el psicoanálisis como mixtura necesaria a la hora de estudiar la coyuntura global del siglo XXI.
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Truth of the Fully-Engaged Subject

    • Authors: Yong Wang
      Abstract: This commentary provides a critique of Žižek’s 2021 article on the catastrophe of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan with a focus on Zizek’s nostalgic moment of the fully engaged subject. The commentary deploys the actual and possible scenarios of the form of subjectivity in association with the cynical subject and the sadistic superego; and suggests the possibility of an alternative ethical subjectivity.
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
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