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From the Culture Wars to Class Struggle ... and Back

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Žižek, S. (2017). From the Culture Wars to Class Struggle ... and Back. In Žižek, S. Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours. Penguin, pp. 53-63

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[...] the hard lesson for the refugees is that 'there is no Norway', even in Norway. They will have to learn to censor their dreams: instead of chasing them in reality, they should focus on changing reality.

I love that sort of conclusion but I also feel like this sentiment is kinda hopeless ... how are the refugees supposed to do that

—p.53 by Slavoj Žižek 3 years, 5 months ago

[...] the hard lesson for the refugees is that 'there is no Norway', even in Norway. They will have to learn to censor their dreams: instead of chasing them in reality, they should focus on changing reality.

I love that sort of conclusion but I also feel like this sentiment is kinda hopeless ... how are the refugees supposed to do that

—p.53 by Slavoj Žižek 3 years, 5 months ago

(especially in Marxist theory) a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving the true nature of their social or economic situation (esp used to mislead members of the proletariat about their own exploitation)

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the Ernesto Laclau solution: that there is no 'natural' link between a given socio-economic position and the ideology attached to it--and therefore that it is meaningless to speak of 'deception' and 'false consciousness' as if there is somehow a standard of 'appropriate' ideological awareness inscribed into the very 'objective' socio-economic situation.

—p.58 by Slavoj Žižek
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3 years, 5 months ago

the Ernesto Laclau solution: that there is no 'natural' link between a given socio-economic position and the ideology attached to it--and therefore that it is meaningless to speak of 'deception' and 'false consciousness' as if there is somehow a standard of 'appropriate' ideological awareness inscribed into the very 'objective' socio-economic situation.

—p.58 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
3 years, 5 months ago