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Does the Internet Have an Unconscious?: Slavoj Zizek and Digital Culture
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Does the Internet Have an Unconscious?: Slavoj Zizek and Digital Culture (Paperback)

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Does the Internet Have an Unconscious? is both an introduction to the work of Slavoj Zizek and an investigation into how his work can be used to think about the digital present.



Clint Burnham uniquely combines the German idealism, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Marxist materialism found in Zizek's thought to understand how the Internet, social and new media, and digital cultural forms work in our lives and how their failure to work structures our pathologies and fantasies. He suggests that our failure to properly understand the digital is due to our lack of recognition of its political, aesthetic, and psycho-sexual elements.



Mixing autobiographical passages with critical analysis, Burnham situates a Zizekian theory of digital culture in the lived human body.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: aestheticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Publication Date: 28/11/2019 ISBN-13: 9781501360145  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Clint Burnham is Professor of English at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is the author of Fredric Jameson and The Wolf of Wall Street (Bloomsbury, 2016).

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