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Building upon Althusser, ideology is thoroughly unconscious and functions as a series of justifications and spontaneous socio-symbolic rituals which support virtual authorities.
The Real is not experienced as something which is ordered in a way that gives satisfactory meaning to all its parts in relation to one another. Instead the Real is experienced as through the lens of hegemonic systems of representation and reproduction, while resisting full inscription into ordering system ascribed to it.
This in turn may lead subjects to experience the Real as generating political resistance. Two instances of the Real can be identified: The truth is revealed in the process of transiting the contradictions; or the real is a "minimal difference", the gap between the infinite judgement of a reductionist materialism and experience as lived,  the "Parallax" of dialectical antagonisms are inherent to reality itself and dialectical materialism contra Friedrich Engels is a new materialist Hegelianism, incorporating the insights of Lacanian psychoanalysis, set theory, quantum physics, and contemporary continental philosophy.
The state is a system of regulatory institutions that shape our behavior. Its power is purely symbolic and has no normative force outside of collective behavior. For example, controversial policy decisions such as reductions in social welfare spending are presented as apparently "objective" necessities.
Although governments make claims about increased citizen participation and democracy, the important decisions are still made in the interests of capital. The two-party system dominant in the United States and elsewhere produces a similar illusion.
Particular demands, if executed well, might serve as metaphorical condensation for the system and its injustices. The real political conflict is between an ordered structure of society and those without a place in it.
When we lost our shared belief in a single power, we constructed another of the Other in order to escape the unbearable freedom that we faced. For example, that despite people being aware of ideology, they may continue to act as automata, mistakenly believing that they are thereby expressing their radical freedom.
Although one may possess a self-awareness, just because one understands what one is doing does not mean that one is doing the right thing. Religious fundamentalists are in a way no different from "godless Stalinist Communists". They both value divine will and salvation over moral or ethical action.
According to John Gray and John Holbo, his theoretical argument often lacks grounding in historical fact, which makes him more provocative than insightful. Noah Horwitz, in an effort to dissociate Lacan from Hegel, interprets the Lacanian unconscious and the Hegelian unconscious as two totally different mechanisms.
We are therefore, according to Lacan, alienated from language through the revelation of our desire even if that desire originated with the Other, as he claims, it remains peculiar to us.
I nonetheless deeply regret the incident.The Metastases of Enjoyment: On Women and Causality (Radical Thinkers) [Slavoj Zizek] on barnweddingvt.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The experience of the Yugoslav war and the rise of “irrational” violence in contemporary societies provides the theoretical and political context of this book.
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Cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek took up this question at a talk he gave to the employees of Google (around on the video). According to Zizek, it’s because you can’t have your cake and eat it too.
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|Slavoj Žižek||How to Write a Summary of an Article? He further explains not everything that seems to be ideological, necessarily is, claiming that unless there is a link to power relations in the social realm he does not consider something to be ideological.|
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Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed. Opinions on what we generally mean by the phrase “political correctness” vary widely. Does it refer to the ways we try to maintain basic politeness and common decency in what we like to think of as a pluralistic, egalitarian society?