Some Problems with Zizek’s Account of Interpassivity

In a late capitalist world with our lives constantly bombarded by activity, interpassivity arises as a mode of fetishism that structures the symbolic space of our beliefs systems. An environment of constant activity results in what Lacan refers to as the “over-burdened demand to enjoy,” a build up of pressure from this demand causes the …

Zizek: Beyond Foucault

What Fabio Vighi's and Heiko Feldner's fabulous new book, Zizek: Beyond Foucault points towards is akin to Hubert Dreyfus’ question on Foucault’s political project, “is there any way to make resistance positive to move toward a new economy of bodies and pleasure?" Is it possible to theorize resistance without the subject at the center of …

A Case for Dialectical Materialism? Zizek’s Tarrying with the Negative

The strongest argument for a contemporary application of Hegel is Zizek’s Tarrying with the Negative. The treatment of the Logic of Essence within Tarrying with the Negative examines the evolution of “for-itself” to “in-itself,” extending from that, the relationship between an internal and an external that is always at odds, and how these theories of …