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The Resource Refugees, terror and other troubles with the neighbors : against the double blackmail, Slavoj Žižek

Refugees, terror and other troubles with the neighbors : against the double blackmail, Slavoj Žižek

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Refugees, terror and other troubles with the neighbors : against the double blackmail
Title
Refugees, terror and other troubles with the neighbors
Title remainder
against the double blackmail
Statement of responsibility
Slavoj Žižek
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Called "the Elvis of cultural theory" by The New York Times, popular philosopher and leftist rabble-rouser Slavoj Zizek, looks at one of the most desperate situations of our time: the current refugee crisis overwhelming Europe. In this short yet stirring book, Zizek argues that accepting all comers or blocking all entry are both untenable solutions ... but there is a third option. Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response, from our protected Western European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of ideological blackmail: either we open our doors as widely as possible; or we try to pull up the drawbridge. Both solutions are bad, states Zizek. They merely prolong the problem, rather than tackling it. The refugee crisis also presents an opportunity, a unique chance for Europe to redefine itself: but, if we are to do so, we have to start raising unpleasant and difficult questions. We must also acknowledge that large migrations are our future: only then can we commit to a carefully prepared process of change, one founded not on a community that see the excluded as a threat, but one that takes as its basis the shared substance of our social being. The only way, in other words, to get to the heart of one of the greatest issues confronting Europe today is to insist on the global solidarity of the exploited and oppressed. Maybe such solidarity is a utopia. But, warns Zizek, if we don't engage in it, then we are really lost. And we will deserve to be lost"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Žižek, Slavoj
Dewey number
362.87094
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV640.4.E8
LC item number
Z59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Social change
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Social change
  • Europe
Label
Refugees, terror and other troubles with the neighbors : against the double blackmail, Slavoj Žižek
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-127)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The double blackmail -- A descent into the maelstrom -- Breaking the taboos of the left -- The obscene underside of religions -- Divine violence -- The political economy of refugees -- From the culture wars to class struggle ... and back -- Where does the threat come from? -- The limits of neighbourhood -- Hateful thousands in Cologne -- What is to be done?
Control code
ocn951753802
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781612196244
Lccn
2016026459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026739162
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612196244
  • (OCoLC)951753802
Label
Refugees, terror and other troubles with the neighbors : against the double blackmail, Slavoj Žižek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-127)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The double blackmail -- A descent into the maelstrom -- Breaking the taboos of the left -- The obscene underside of religions -- Divine violence -- The political economy of refugees -- From the culture wars to class struggle ... and back -- Where does the threat come from? -- The limits of neighbourhood -- Hateful thousands in Cologne -- What is to be done?
Control code
ocn951753802
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781612196244
Lccn
2016026459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026739162
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612196244
  • (OCoLC)951753802

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