It is here, at this point, that the distinction between symptom and fantasy must be introduced in order to show how the idea that we live in a post-ideological society proceeds a little too quickly: cynical reason, with all its ironic detachment, leaves untouched the fundamental level of ideological fantasy, the level on which ideology structures the social reality itself.
Thursday, January 06, 2005
I would recommend the article on Bourdieu in the third issue of Naked Punch (rigorously proofread by yours truly) (The Nation has an online copy --thanks Sam). Likewise noteworthy: Left Curve. And for those who haven't seen it yet, excerpted from The Sublime Object of Ideology, Zizek on cynicism/kynicism from "The Autodidact Project" site:
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