Slavoj Žižek’s Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors-Against the Double Blackmail is yet another book demonstrating Žižek’s ability to seize on major contemporary social phenomena and to bring to bear on a topic, with provocative results, his unusual combination of traits. He is very much a European educated by study and travel into an especially vivid awareness of the connections of Western Europe (and the UK), with Central and Eastern Europe (including his native Slovenia), and much of North America. He has an expansive sense of being European that includes a sense of special kinship with historical and contemporary cultural extensions of Western Europe. He has as well more distant but genuine sympathies with the oppressed in non-European-centered cultures.
Sandowski, Edward and Harris, Betty J.
"Ethics of Mobility, Globalization, Political Economy, and Culture: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors: Against the Double Blackmail,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 7, Article 5.
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