Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek

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A½iA¾ek demands we take a long, hard look at the painful reality of education in contemporary capitalist society, and to actively seek out its a€˜trouble in paradisea€™: Why is it education is supposedly failing to meet the demands of our society? Why is it there are record levels of stress for teachers? Why is it there is a record level of complaints from our university students? How is it now possible to compare a higher education course with a vacuum cleaner, toaster or television? This book illuminates aspects of A½iA¾eka€™s ideas which sheds light into these modern challenges and tensions in education, and considers alternative ways forward. Though A½iA¾ek frustrates as much as he inspires with his own recipe of Lacan, Hegel and Marx, this book aims to give an entry route into A½iA¾ekian critique of education, a topic area he very rarely directly talks about.Another perspective is that the fees for one Harvard MBA student would equate to the annual allowance the UK government would give to 20 ... These expectations do not only relate to what is expected from education, but also ourselves as participants in that educational activity. ... A½iA¾ek argues that much of this is a consequence of todaya#39;s global capitalism which grips us even at the individual level toanbsp;...

Title:Slavoj Žižek
Author:Tony Wall, David Perrin
Publisher:Springer - 2015-06-30


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