Less than nothing to say: an introduction to Slavoj Žižek

Butler, Rex (2014). Less than nothing to say: an introduction to Slavoj Žižek. In The Žižek Dictionary (pp. ix-xx) Durham, UK: Acumen Publishing.

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Author Butler, Rex
Title of chapter Less than nothing to say: an introduction to Slavoj Žižek
Title of book The Žižek Dictionary
Place of Publication Durham, UK
Publisher Acumen Publishing
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781844655814
Chapter number Introduction
Start page ix
End page xx
Total pages 12
Total chapters 62
Language eng
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...Of course, a dictionary is, before all else, an example of what Lacan called a "university discourse". In analysing the master-signifier, breaking it down into its constituent parts so that it can be classified and cross-indexed, it "has an extremely precise function, one that at every moment is related to the state we are in with respect to the master discourse- namely, its elucidation" (SXVII: 148). But, as Lacan points out, this S2 — each entry in this dictionary — is underlaid and made possible by an S1...
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Additional Notes Hardcover ISBN is misallocated/misprinted as 9781844655814 (should be 9781844655816).

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