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dc.creatorBoer, Roland
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-01T10:15:00Z
dc.date.available2017-11-01T10:15:00Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier0353-5738
dc.identifier.urihttp://rifdt.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/123456789/50
dc.description.abstractSlavoj Žižek and Julia Kristeva have followed strikingly similar paths in their intellectual and political development, moving from Marxism through psychoanalysis to Christianity. This article traces the way they have distanced them- selves from Marxism and taken up psychoanalysis, of either the Freudian or Lacani- an variety. For Kristeva, psychoanalysis provides the therapeutic solution to indivi- dual and at times social problems, whereas for i ek it is the best description of those problems without necessarily providing answers. However, through psychoanalysis, they have gone a step further and become enamoured with Christianity, especially Paul’s letters in the New Testament and the doctrine of love. Paul provides for Kriste- va another and earlier version of psychoanalytic solutions, but he enables Žižek to find the social and political answers for which he seeks. By connecting these intellec- tual moves with their own departures from Eastern Europe, one from Yugoslavia (and then Slovenia) and the other from Bulgaria, I argue that their search for redemption, of both personal and social forms, betrays a residual socialism. In fact, their moves into psychoanalysis and Christianity may be read as compensations for a lost socia- lism, so much so that Žižek at least makes a belated recovery of Marx through Chris- tianity and Kristeva can never quite excise Marx from her thoughteng
dc.format18 1 (2007) 153-176
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dc.languageen
dc.publisherBeograd : Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.sourceFilozofija i društvo/Philosophy and Societymul
dc.subjectmarxism
dc.subjectpsychoanalysis
dc.subjectSlavoj Žižek
dc.subjectJulia Kristeva
dc.titleThe search for redemption : Julia Kristeva and Slavoj Žižek on Marx, psychoanalysis and religioneng
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseBY-NC-ND
dcterms.abstractБоер, Роланд;
dc.citation.spage153
dc.citation.epage176
dc.identifier.doi10.2298/FID0732153B
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://rifdt.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/bitstream/id/4972/48.pdf


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