The Metastases of Enjoyment: On Women and Causality


A disturbing and radical examination of the status of women and the role of violence in contemporary culture and politics.

ISBN: 9781844670611 Author: Zizek, Slavoj Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 21st October 2005 Imprint: Verso Cover: Paperback Pages: 240 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

The experience of the Yugoslav war and the rise of “irrational” violence in contemporary societies provides the theoretical and political context of this book, which uses Lacanian psychoanalysis as the basis for a renewal of the Marxist theory of ideology. The author’s analysis leads into a study of the figure of woman in modern art and ideology, including studies of The Crying Game and the films of David Lynch, and the links between violence and power/gender relations.

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