Žižek on Violence (Video)

Subaltern Studies is proud to present the video of Zizek’s lecture on his book Violence at the University of Leeds. Expounds on violence in all its dimensions, he introduces aspects that got left out in the book. The lecture was organised by the International Journal of Zizek Studies. Read More …

Terrorism, Baudrillard, and a Death in Northeast India

For the people of Northeast India, there is little relief from from their chaotic transpolitical circumstance. A Baudrillard-inspired analysis of the region offers us a radical way to view a radical circumstance that cannot be understood by reference to traditional approaches. Alongside of Baudrillard, thinkers such as Agamben and Zizek also provide important theoretical tools for evaluating the current situation. Read More …

Zizek says "No Shangri-La"

Slavoj Zizek challenges us to think against the grain and received wisdom on Tibet. He argues that we need to look beyond the ‘good guys versus bad guys’ frame imposed on us by the media. He argues that there is something wrong in our understanding of the Tibet “crisis”. In arguing for a binary authority vs democratic rights debate, we fail to acknowledge Tibet’s feudal underpinning, and high standards of living China has brought to the region. We continue to view Tibet as a mythic entity… Read More …