The plague of fantasies

The plague of fantasies

Editorial: Verso

Páginas: 320

Año: 2014

EAN: 9781844673032

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The relations between fantasy and ideology, and the deluge of digital phantasms surrounding us. Modern audiovisual media have spawned a ´plague of fantasies´, electronically inspired phantasms that cloud the ability to reason and prevent a true understanding of a world increasingly dominated by abstractions—whether those of digital technology or the speculative market. Into this arena, enters Žižek: equipped with an agile wit and the skills of a prodigious scholar, he confidently ranges among a dazzling array of cultural references—explicating Robert Schumann as deftly as he does John Carpenter—to demonstrate how the modern condition blinds us to the ideological basis of our lives.