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Book review: The year of dreaming dangerously

McDonagh, Luke (2013) Book review: The year of dreaming dangerously. LSE Review of Books (11 Jun 2013). Website.

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Abstract

"The Year of Dreaming Dangerously." Slavoj Žižek. Verso Books. September 2012. --- 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering political and economic events, and in this book Slavoj Žižek looks back on how protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation. Žižek feels that the subterranean work of dissatisfaction continues, and that a new political reality will soon emerge. Although this is a bracing read, Luke McDonagh writes that Žižek is seemingly unable to realise the dangerous ‘dream’ of an alternative way of life in any kind of coherent sense.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 16:13
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54095

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