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Slavoj Zizek — Why only minorities may be proud of their identity


Slavoj Zizek — Why only minorities may be proud of their identity

Zizek discusses why only minorities get to practice identity politics. He argues that by letting minorities focus on their particular identities, white liberals get to argue from a standpoint of universality, which gives them power and control over the discourse.

Slavoj Zizek — Why white liberals love identity politics

In this excerpt from a talk and Q&A given at the Institute for the Radical Imagination on 08/10/2019 titled 'For a Left that Dares to Speak its Name', Zizek discusses why white liberals love identity politics and political correctness, arguing that their emphasis on minorities' identities gives them a monopoly on universality.

Slavoj Zizek — Why white liberals like to humiliate themselves

Zizek discusses the phenomenon of white liberal self-humiliation (excessively blaming themselves for the problems of minorities). More specifically, he argues that the denial of their own particular identity and the reaffirmation of the particular identities of ethnic minorities allows liberals to speak from a standpoint of universality from which they can make judgements and decisions for others.

Slavoj Zizek — Political correctness, victimhood, Elizabeth Warren

Slavoj Zizek discusses a number of different issues pertaining to the contemporary liberal left. Brief excerpt from a longer talk given at the Cambridge Union. Full version:

Slavoj Zizek — Universal Basic Income

Zizek discusses his views on automation and universal basic income (UBI), military service, the role of labour in the human condition and identity and happiness.

Slavoj Žižek: Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, and revolution | Big Think Edge

Pandemic! Protests! Panic! A Conversation With Slavoj Žižek.

Moderated by Samo Burja.
The COVID-19 pandemic shocked societies and economies throughout the world. Now, the US is in the midst of powerful protests that are spreading across the globe.

In this live session, moderated by political scientist Samo Burja, philosopher Slavoj Žižek will analyze this moment in history as it unfolds, discussing political narratives, revolutions, capitalism, and, of course, communism. And so on.

Slavoj Žižek is one of the most prolific and well-known philosophers and cultural theorists in the world today. His inventive, provocative body of work mixes Hegelian metaphysics, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Marxist dialectic in order to challenge conventional wisdom and accepted verities on both the left and the right. Žižek’s ability to witness and analyze the influences of corporations, Nationalism, and the ideological underpinnings of any geopolitical, or social occurrence, is more relevant than ever, while we take a thorough survey of the current pandemic. His challenges of leftist ethical codes, his audacious use of humor, while seriously questioning the presupposed truths and what is deemed good, all of these qualities are woven through his numerous publications, and will be present with us today as we get to speak to Žižek in person. You can watch his videos on Big Think. Žižek’s most recent book is Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World.

Samo Burja is the founder of Bismarck Analysis, a consulting firm that investigates the institutional landscape of society, usually in political risk. Samo is also a research fellow at the Long Now Foundation where he studies how institutions can endure for centuries and millennia. As Senior Research Fellow in Political Science at the Foresight Institute, he helps advise how institutions can shape the future of technology.
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Slavoj Zizek — The origins of Political Correctness

Zizek discusses the origins of PC culture, linking it back to the student protests and culture wars of the '60s and arguing against the 'culturalisation of the left'.

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Slavoj Žižek would vote for Biden now (May 2020)

In an interview with Patrick Bet-David that aired back on May 16th 2020, that appeared on the Valuetainment Youtube channel:
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Zizek's upcoming publications on Amazon:

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Slavoj Žižek: Do Christians really believe in God? The paradox of belief

Did the Ancient Greeks believe in their gods? And do Christians believe in theirs? Žižek on the paradox of belief, organic food, and artificial intelligence.

Excerpt from a debate at the 2011 Nexus Conference 'The Questor Hero'. A longer version of the debate can be viewed here:

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Slavoj Zizek — Malcolm X, multiculturalism & universalism

Zizek discusses post-colonialism, Malcolm X, LGBTQ+, universality and multiculturalism.

Slavoj Žižek on the Egyptian Revolution

Slavoj Žižek the Slovenian Marxist philosopher, was talking about the Egyptian revolution in the context of criticizing the left for the lack of having a real alternative for the system

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The Year of Dreaming Dangerously Panel Discussion with Slavoj Zizek

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek discusses his new book, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously (Verso), with Columbia professors Stathis Gourgouris (Classics), Lydia Liu (East Asian Languages and Cultures), and Bruce Robbins (English and Comparative Literature).

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of The Essential Žižek, and many more.

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Slavoj Žižek-Interview zu Sex und das verfehlte Absolute (BOOKFEST digital)

Žižek nimmt sich in seinem Opus magnum nichts weniger vor als eine Neudefinition des dialektischen Materialismus. Abgelöst von seinem ursprünglichen ideologisch-politischen Kontext, passt dieser Begriff auf die Weltsicht moderner Wissenschaftler, die als Materialisten die Realität auf dialektische Weise verstehen: als dynamischen Prozess, der immer in Bewegung ist, in dem graduelle Veränderung in plötzliche Umschwünge und explosionsartige Entwicklungen mündet. Dabei denkt Žižek Materialismus ohne Materie im substanziellen Sinn; an dessen Stelle steht ein rein formaler Materialismus der Wellen oder Quanten, die sich in einem entmaterialisierten Raum bewegen.

Sein System entwickelt der Autor in Auseinandersetzung mit der Assemblage-Theorie und gestaltet es in Form einer Abhandlung über die Grundstrukturen nicht orientierbarer Oberflächen.

Slavoj Zizek — Are refugees the new proletariat?

In this interview with Slavoj Zizek conducted by his wife Jela Krečič
at the Malmö Stadtsbibliotek in Sweden, Zizek talked about migrants and refugees, especially in light of recent migration waves to the US and Europe. He also comments on recent arguments that migrants and refugees collectively make up a new proletariat class that could be mobilised as part of a new class struggle.

Slavoj Žižek Interview | Oxford Political Review

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher, based at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Arts, and the international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities of the University of London. A self-described 'radical leftist', he is amongst the most renowned contemporary philosophers in the world today.

Brian Wong, OPR Editor-in-Chief, conducted the interview.

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Slavoj Zizek - Pandemia, pánico y comunismo

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Slavoj Zizek Environment, Identity and Multiculturalism discussion

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Slavoj Zizek -- Masterclass -- day 5 -- Notes Towards a Definition of Communist Culture -- Environment, Identity and Multiculturalism discussion

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The master class analyses phenomena of modern thought and culture with the intention to discern elements of possible Communist culture. It moves at two levels: first, it interprets some cultural phenomena (from today's architecture to classic literary works
like Rousseau's La Nouvelle Heloise) as failures to imagine or enact a Communist culture; second, it explores attempts at imagining how a Communist culture could look, from Wagner's Ring to Kafka's and Beckett's short stories and contemporary science fiction novels.

Slavoj Žižek: The history of music in 3 minutes

Žižek gives a lightning-speed analysis of the history of music, from Bach, Wagner and Mahler to Schönberg and Berg.

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