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"Though the ?i?ek-critique machine has by now begun to compete,
in vigor and volume of output, with the ?i?ek-machine itself, this
collection of essays, devoted to one of the foremost philosophers
of our era, still stands out as exemplary. The various essays
demonstrate deep appreciation and knowledge of the ever-expanding
?i?ek oeuvre and articulate strong, original interpretations of its
development and repetitions."
Joan Copjec,University of Buffalo
"The wide-ranging scope and impressive eclecticism of this
collection captures the dazzling spirit and dizzying letter of its
topic: ?i?ek Now carries the innovative character and
challenging symptoms of Slavoj ?i?ek’s theoretical
achievement and political provocation. ?i?ek Now
offers a valuable commentary on what is best in Slavoj's
Costas Douzinas, Birkbeck University of London
"?i?ek Now will undoubtedly become a key text, not only
for students who aim to politicize their socio-political and
cultural engagement but also for any individuals wishing to
orientate themselves in relation to the diverse but interdependent
strands of ?i?ek's output."
Tim Brennan, University of Sunderland
Notes on Contributors ix
Introduction: ?i?ek Now or Never: Ideological Critique and the Nothingness of Being
Jamil Khader 3
1 ?i?ek’s Sublime Objects Now
Ian Parker 16
2 Hegel as Marxist: ?i?ek’s Revision of German
Todd McGowan 31
3 ?i?ek and Christianity: Or the Critique of Religion after Marx
Bruno Bosteels 54
4 Ceremonial Contingencies and the Ambiguous Rites of
Joshua Ramey 84
5 A Critique of Natural Economy: Quantum Physics with
Adrian Johnston 103
6 Slavoj ?i?ek’s Eco-Chic
Verena Andermatt Conley 121
7 ?i?ek and Fanon: On Violence and Related Matters
Erik Vogt 140
8 ?i?ek’s Infi delity: Lenin, the National Question, and
the Postcolonial Legacy of Revolutionary Internationalism
Jamil Khader 159
9 King, Rabble, Sex, and War in Hegel
Slavoj ?i?ek 177
Dr. Jamil Khader, Professor of English and Dean of Research at Bethlehem University, Palestine.
Molly Anne Rothenberg is professor of english at Tulane University.