In Living in the End Times, Slavoj Žižek takes up themes many of which he has explored elsewhere in his numerous works embodied in varied media. This Slovenian origin cosmopolitan philosopher and cultural critic uses many types of outlets and modes of expression (books and scholarly journal articles, but also journalistic publications, TV interviews, appearances in documentary films, etc.) to explore variegated subject matter. He responds to politics in an age of increasing globalization by taking up a global range of issues, and responds to the multimedia environment which conveys ideology as false consciousness with his own multimedia works, possibly counter-ideological. He addresses, here and elsewhere, our complex (likely unsustainable and arguably largely illegitimate) global political economy, our cultural, (in his view too often objectionably multi-cultural) visions and fights, our often twisted and conflicted personal psychology. He does so here and elsewhere in ways worth far more (for their sparkling, sometimes witty, often disturbing insights) than any sober typically conformist academic treatise might do. This is so despite occasional unintelligible passages and some more serious philosophical lapses.
Sandowski, Edward and Harris, Betty J.
"Living Beyond the End Times: Living in the End Times,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 2, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/id-journal/vol2/iss1/7
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