The ethics of Sekai-kei: Reading Hiroki Azuma with Slavoj Žižek

@article{Howard2014TheEO,
  title={The ethics of Sekai-kei: Reading Hiroki Azuma with Slavoj Ži{\vz}ek},
  author={C. Howard},
  journal={Science Fiction Film and Television},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={365 - 386}
}
  • C. Howard
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Science Fiction Film and Television
The aim of this paper is to re-examine the engagement of sekai-kei (world-type) anime with questions of ethical decision through reasserting the usefulness of Lacanian-Žižekian approaches in contrast to the Derrida-inspired ideas used by Japanese cultural theorist Azuma Hiroki. Here I note that although sekai-kei may stage an encounter with the Lacanian real, such texts typically employ strategies by which any form of radical subversion through an ethical act are, in various ways, foreclosed… Expand

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