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The Resource The courage of hopelessness : chronicles of a year of acting dangerously, Slavoj Žižek

The courage of hopelessness : chronicles of a year of acting dangerously, Slavoj Žižek

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The courage of hopelessness : chronicles of a year of acting dangerously
Title
The courage of hopelessness
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chronicles of a year of acting dangerously
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Slavoj Žižek
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eng
Summary
In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, argues Slavoj Zizek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless - that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approaching us from the opposite direction - that fundamental change can be brought about. Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migration and geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics - all of which, in their own way, express the impasses of global capitalism - Zizek explores whether there still remains the possibility for genuine change. Today, he proposes, the only true question is, or should be, this: do we endorse the predominant acceptance of capitalism as a fact of human nature, or does today's capitalism contain strong enough antagonisms to prevent its infinite reproduction? Can we, he asks, move beyond the failure of socialism, and beyond the current wave of populist rage, and initiate radical change before the train hits?--
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Žižek, Slavoj
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  • Social change
  • Social change
  • Capitalism
  • Socialism
  • Despair
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The courage of hopelessness : chronicles of a year of acting dangerously, Slavoj Žižek
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311)
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ocn988711812
Dimensions
23 cm
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xxi, 310 pages
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9780241305577
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)988711812
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The courage of hopelessness : chronicles of a year of acting dangerously, Slavoj Žižek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988711812
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780241305577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988711812

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