From Myth to Symptom: The Case of Kosovo - Slavoj Žižek & Agon Hamza
Slavoj Žižek & Agon Hamza
{| class="book-info__params" | Author: | Slavoj Zizek |- | File type: | pdf |- | Series: | |- | Publisher: | Kolektivi Materializmi Dialekti |- | Year: | 2013 |- | Language: | English |- | ISBN: | 978-9951-8835-2-8 |- | Time Added: | Wed Feb 13 2019 14:00:16 GMT+0300 (MSK) |- | Author: | Slavoj Zizek |- | File type: | pdf |- | Size: | 570 kb |- | City: | Prishtinë |- | Edition: | |- | Pages: | 106 |- | Id: | 1145960 |- | Time Modified: | Wed Feb 13 2019 14:00:16 GMT+0300 (MSK) |- | Extension: | pdf |- | Bibtex: | "Slavoj Žižek & Agon Hamza", |- | | "From Myth to Symptom: The Case of Kosovo" |}
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Of what is Kosovo a symptom? Zizek's initial provocation and Hamza's relentless continuation will enrage anyone who looks to culture, ethnicity, and neoliberalism to explain the tragedy of the Balkans. Only those willing to confront their own hu- manitarian fantasies will have the strength necessary to en- counter the truth in these brave, important essays. —Jodi Dean, author of The Communist Horizon Thinking about recent Balkan developments – and tragedies – has been dominated, for too long by varieties of national- ist, simplistically anti-imperialist, and 'realist' discourses. What has been missing is a critical theoretical discourse that will not only deconstruct these discourses, but also attempt to bring forward how recent political developments, from the NATO bombings in 1999 to the proclamation of Kosova inde- pendence, have also been determined by attempts to create conditions favorable to the most aggressive neoliberal politics. The two texts in this volume offer exactly this kind of critical theoretical scrutiny that is most needed than ever, if we want to avoid seeing not only Kosova but the Balkans in general being turned into vast laboratories of neoliberal social engineering. — Panagiotis Sotiris, Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean
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