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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Zizek and Law

Edited by: Laurent de Sutter

ISBN13: 9781138241565
Published: November 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2015)
Price: £34.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781138801844

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The very first book dedicated to Slavoj Zizek’s theoretical treatment of law, this book gathers widely recognized Zizek scholars as well as legal theorists to offer a sustained analysis of the place of law in Zizek’s


Whether it is with reference to symbolic law, psychoanalytical law, religious law, positive law, human rights, to Lacan’s, Hegel’s, or Kant’s philosophies of law, or even to Jewish or Buddhist law, Zizek returns again and again to law. And what his work offers, this volume demonstrates, is a radically new approach to law, and a rethinking of its role within the framework of radical politics.

With the help of Zizek himself – who here, and for the first time, directly engages with the topic of law – this collection provides an authoritative account of Zizek and law. It will be invaluable resource for researchers and students in the fields of law, legal theory, legal philosophy, political theory, psychoanalysis, theology, and cultural studies.

Laurent de Sutter, Introduction
1. Jodi Dean, Splitting Law: Zizek as Anti-Legal Theorist
2. Maria Aristodemou, The Pervert’s Guide to Law
3. Rex Butler, The Law: Zizek Versus Derrida
4. Adam Kotsko, Unplugging the Subject of Law: The Radical Judaism of Zizek's Paul
5. Adrian Johnston, How low can you go?: Deflating Hegel's Deflators.
6. Molly Anne Rothenberg, Zizek's Philosophy of Law: Constituent Power and Revolutionary Violence
7. Dan Hassler-Forest, The Superhero and Neoliberalism's ‘big Other’: Negotiating the Law under Neoliberal Capitalism
8. Chris McMillan, Changing Fantasies: Zizek and the Law of Democracy
9. Jeanne L. Schroeder, The Legal Imaginary and the Real of Rights: Zizek’s Hart case
10. Fabio Vighi, The Ambiguous Remainder: Content, Form and Transformation in Zizek’s Theory of Law's Excess
11. Frank Ruda, What Is To Be Judged? On Infinitely Infinite Judgments and Their Consequences
12. Anne Bottomley & Nathan Moore, Echo before Narcissus: Sonorous Law II
13. Kyle McGee, Zizek’s Dark Matter: Notes for an Anthropology of Secrecy
14. Slavoj Zizek, Postscript: What Are Unwritten Laws and Why Can’t We Do Without Them