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A Subject that Matters: Žižek’s Ideology Critique Today

  title={A Subject that Matters: Ži{\vz}ek’s Ideology Critique Today},
  author={Fabio Vighi and Heiko Feldner},
  journal={International Journal of Ži{\vz}ek Studies},
The article looks at Žižek’s understanding of subjectivity in relation to the process of subjectivation. It begins by outlining the impact of Hegel and Lacan on Žižek’s formulation of the subject, and then reflects on the political strategies that might emerge from such formulation. The second part considers how Žižek’s take on the notion of subtraction (“Bartleby politics”) activates the transformative capacity of the subject, while in turn intersecting with the transformative potential of the… 
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