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Staff Review: The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
Slavoj Žižek
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In The Year of Dreaming Dangerously Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek examines the turbulent global events of 2011, from the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movement, from the ‘abstract negativity’ of the London riots to misguided ideology of Anders Breivik.

Although the argument is dense this book is a lot more accessible than some of the author’s other works as the theory is set against a landscape that everyone can recognise. Žižek is a divisive figure but whether you are a critic or fan this deliberately provocative little book will force you to reconsider what is happening in the world around us.

The failure of Syriza to win power in Greece and the stuttering progress of the Arab Spring in 2012 will replenish his critics ammunition but Žižek’s Year of Dreaming Dangerously remains a great read for anyone interested in exploring his Marxist view of recent events and investigating alternative solutions.

Find the book here, and buy at your local bookshop.

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Ronan GrimesRonan Grimes photo
Territory Manager QLD, NSW, NT

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