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International Journal of Žižek Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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International Journal of Žižek Studies
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ISSN (Online) 1751-8229
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  • Protest as an act of love

    • Authors: Martin Bekker
      Abstract: In a world filled with “ambient violence”, public protest is a vital signal of shared discontent. The essential compulsion at the heart of protest, however, is conventionally not recognised for what it is: solidarity with those suffering injustices.Amid authorities’ often-fierce efforts to curtail gatherings of people whose experiences of injustice propel them into the streets, a sharp rise in public protests has been perceived since the early 2000s. Thousands of column inches dedicated to reporting on protests are rivalled in volume only by the reams of academic theories produced around causes. Despite this overabundance of discourses, it often remains unclear what protest, at heart, constitutes. That is, what are we talking about when we talk about protest, and why does this question matter' In this paper I consider the constituent parts of protest formation in the abstract, including grievances, gestures, and tactics, among other. Developing these constituent parts reveals protest to be, first and foremost, a manifestation of a nonhegemonic ethical commitment to justice, requiring courage and coordination, and whose outcome is always contingent, that is, an act of love. I also reflect on the nature of protest as a direct political action that sits on a continuum that ranges from opposition politics to civil war. This continuum offers a graded view ranking expressions of discontent by severity of outcome.
      PubDate: 2021-02-26
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2021)
  • The Fade Out: Metaphysics and Dialectics in Wagner

    • Authors: Eugene A Clayton Jr
      Abstract: This article is a critique of the failure of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. It considers this as a metaphysical problem rather than an aesthetic or formal one. The article, considering Wagner’s inheritance from Haydn, claims him as the first composer of the culture industry. This will lead the author to conclusions regarding a gendered Das Unheimlich, the distinction between technology and technique, and the philosophy of aesthetics.
      PubDate: 2021-02-26
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2021)
  • Holy Shit: Excremental Philosophy, Religious Ontology, and Spiritual

    • Authors: Sean Christopher Hall
      Abstract: Žižek seems to find great inspiration in Christianity. It is central to The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why Is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For' (Žižek 2000), The Puppet and the Dwarf (Žižek 2003), and The Monstrosity of Christ (Žižek and Millbank 2009). Indeed, even in his more singularly philosophical and political texts we find that Christianity is often vital to his overall argumentative strategy. (Žižek 2011) (Žižek 2012) This is somewhat surprising given his declared position as an atheist. Yet what seems to appeal to him in Christianity is that, as a religion, it exists not only as theory, but also that it is productive of theory.What I want to explore here is one aspect of this interest. Specifically, I wish to look at how Žižek’s theoretical take on Christianity can be incorporated into a more general framework of understanding that takes its original departure from the work of Simone Weil. To do this, I intend first to explore a religious ontology that derives from a numbering system that is based, respectively, on both Weil and Žižek. This is an ontology that makes God as 1, the Devil as ∞, human beings as 0, and Christ as - 1 (i.e. as less-than-nothing). Being - 1 will be shown to make Christ a challenge to the symbolic order. Second, I want to demonstrate how, by occupying the place of being less-than-nothing in this framework, Christ is able to offer something to us that is spiritually revelatory.
      PubDate: 2021-02-26
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2021)
  • From Tribalism to Sectarianism: An Attempt at Theorizing Constitutional
           Othering in Contemporary Levant

    • Authors: Vicky Panossian
      Abstract: In ancient Rome, there was no need for people to have distinct names, they followed that of their tribe. For instance, a family of four children would classify their kids as young, middle, old, and first-born. There was no need for them to have their own identity because this identity was no expected to serve any purpose. Although two thousand years have gone by, this ideological reproduction of the self into a miniature replica is still present within contemporary Levantine societies. This paper will particularly shed light on 21st century Lebanon and its system of ideological stratification and inheritance; this structure functions on the basis of an advanced rendition of primitive tribalism, known as sectarianism. Consequently, this sectarian identity enables the othering of the self from its own surrounding as well as any “outsider”. This constant and inter-generational practice is classified as a manifestation of persistence.
      PubDate: 2021-02-26
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2021)
  • Between Reality and Fantasy: The Case of Slavoj Žižek and Arthur

    • Authors: Rayyane Shukr
      Abstract: Tolerance, equality, and universal love are all strategies that veil the reality of the relationship between the Self and the Other. Whether in the writings of Slavoj Žižek, Arthur Miller, or Jacques Lacan, the  definition of "reality", as they explain, is something hidden with all sorts of false claims about the "real". The real is ugly, and reality is just an illusion that conceals the ugly truth. Each of these writers establishes that the self is living in an illusion that does not transcend the nature of itself in order to find out that the ugliness of what is really there. To Žižek, the concept of the "real" Other includes all his/her traumatic vulnerability, weakness, and imperfection. He argues in "Love Thy Neighbor, No Thanks!" that the access to the Real is possible, but threatening. By answering the question of "Who is the neighbor", Žižek refers to Lacan by stating that "the neighbor is the real". Loving the Other or the "neighbor", thus, is an experience of aggression and trauma. With the same line of thought, Arthur Miller deals with the paradox of the real in Death of a Salesman by portraying the life of Willy as having an illusion of himself as a successful business man that everybody respects but he's actually not that successful. Understanding Willy's background and life portrays the truth of what is the "real", for the reader understands that Willy is not what he claims to be. His "real" life is ugly, and he's just hallucinating that he's successful. This paper suggests that the concept of reality and illusion in the texts are explained by the use of dialogue which gave the characters a distinctive voice that acted as a persuasive force. I will explore how conversation is used effectively by the main characters in Death of a Salesman to suggest that the "real" is the "ugly". Also, I will illustrate the concept of reality vs. illusion in Death of a Salesman by drawing on Slavoj Žižek's "Love Thy Neighbor, No Thanks!" where he explains the "real" through the use of several examples. My aim is to acknowledge the persuasive force that lies behind the conversations illustrated by both authors in their texts, and to examine how this force is powerfully used in order to convince the reader of the reality of an object. This persuasive force was used as a key to communicate knowledge of certain concepts through certain techniques the authors used in their texts, which had an impact on the different definitions and notions.
      PubDate: 2021-02-26
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2021)
  • To Thrive in These Times: Capabilities, Negativity, and the Pandemic

    • Authors: Edward Ryan Teather-Posadas
      Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many of the inadequacies of our capitalist systems, as Žižek extols in Pandemic! COVID-19 Shakes the World (2020). This essay explores how the capabilities approach, as outlined by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, may be re-examined in the light of this new viral reality by the contributions of Slavoj Žižek and Byung-Chul Han. The capability approach, as it stands, suffers from two missing pieces: that of an acknowledgement of the necessity of negativity as a foil to positivity within the capabilities as articulated by Nussbaum, and the existence of the material root of all capabilities, namely the need to have the capacity to be capable. A “capability for boredom,” and a “zeroth capability” are discussed as solutions, means by which to fill these gaps. Finally, an universal basic income is discussed as a means by which to support the functioning of a “zeroth capability,” the goal being to avoid a descent into bare life during this time of pandemic capitalism.
      PubDate: 2021-02-26
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2021)
  • Žižek and religion: Notes for a dialogue

    • Authors: Fabiano Veliq
      Abstract: This article intent to bring some notes to understand the role of religion in the work of Slavoj Žižek. Is quite clear that religion is a big problem that Žižek faces in some of his book and to us is quite clear that his concern about this theme is extremely important to his view on politics and psychoanalysis. This article points out some insights about the main themes that Žižek works in his book about religion. We have no intent to encompass all the repercussion of Žižek’s thought about religion, but we believe that this article opens a good aproximation to the theme of religion in Zizek’s work. Keywords: Christianism, Religion, Atheism, Death of God.
      PubDate: 2021-02-26
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2021)
  • “The One Who Decides on the Exception”: The Sovereign and Sovereignty
           in Slavoj Žižek’s Political Theology after Carl Schmitt and Giorgio

    • Authors: Hue Woodson
      Abstract: At the intersection of “the theological” and “the political,” the situatedness of the sovereign dictates the task and method of political theology. It is the sovereign, in particular, positioned between “the theological” and “the political,” that is responsible for existentializing what is theologized and what is politicized through the power of sovereignty. Through this sovereignty, the sovereign creates, defines, and oversees all the existential dimensions of a theological-political environment, especially with respect to exclusiveness and inclusiveness, marginalization and belongingness, and what is accomplished by the state of exception. To understand the nuances of what a sovereign is and how sovereignty operates, as the one that develops the state of exception through an act of exception, this essay will examine the explicit and implicit political theologies articulated by Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben, in an effort to construct Slavoj Žižek’s political theology from Schmitt’s sentiment about “the one who decides on the exception” and Agamben’s conceptualization of “zoē” and “bios.” From Schmitt and Agamben, Žižek’s political theology makes use of the dialectic and references to notions of symptom and trauma, which ultimately culminates in a religious-oriented understanding of the sovereign's act of exception as the “theologico-political suspension of the ethical.”
      PubDate: 2021-02-26
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2021)
  • Book Review: Breaking Through Schizophrenia: Lacan and Hegel for Talk
           Therapy. Wilfried ver Eecke.

    • Authors: Mark Gerard Murphy
      Abstract: A book review of Wilfried Ver Eecke's 2019 work, Breaking Through Schizophrenia: Lacan and Hegel for Talk Therapy. 
      PubDate: 2021-02-26
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2021)
  • Open Letter to Comrade Žižek

    • Authors: Carlos Herrera de la Fuente
      Abstract: Open Letter to Comrade Žižek is an attempt to question and highlight some incongruous points that Slavoj Žižek, one of the greatest critics of capitalism and its ideological effects in the contemporary world, expressed in his latest books about the Pandemics. The text focuses in the economic, political, social and cultural consequences of Žižek’s position and goes further in developing another position (from the left-wing political spectrum) related to the spread of COVID-19 and the preventive measures to fight it.
      PubDate: 2021-02-26
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2021)
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