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
9781844655823
9781844655816
9781844655830
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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