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The plague of fantasies

@inproceedings{Zizek1997ThePO,
  title={The plague of fantasies},
  author={S. Žižek},
  year={1997}
}
This volume posits that the current epoch is plagued by fantasies. There is an intensifying antagonism between the ever greater abstraction of people's lives - whether in the form of digitalization or market relations - and the deluge of pseudo-concrete images which surround people. Traditional critical thought traces the connections between abstract notions and concrete social reality, but today, Zizek suggests, the correct procedure is the inverse: to work from pseudo-concrete imagery towards… Expand