Finally, a Hegelian reading of the bizarre phenomenon of Nyan Cat and the even stranger existence of ‘Nyan Cat for 10 Hours,’ an anti-capitalist sensation with over 47 million YouTube views.
We’re excited to announce that Everyday Analysis, a collective blog (and maker of an excellent series of books with Zero Books) will now be publishing their best content on Critical-Theory .
New releases from University of Minnesota Press, Verso Books, Stanford University Press and more.
Foucault, Bataille, Chomsky and more.
In this video, Slavoj Zizek explains how ideology operates through a system of “belief through others.” In the context of Santa Claus, Zizek explains, parents pretend to believe in Santa on behalf of their children, who pretend to believe in Santa on behalf of the parents.
Is distraction vital to capitalism?
Unfortunately, a well-reasoned critique of consumer capitalism isn’t enough to stop the tears of your betrayed loved ones when you have rightfully boycotted “The Holidays.” And while “planting a tree in your name” seems to be entirely socially acceptable, “I wrote your name on a rock and threw it at a cop” seems not to be.
Butler, Negri and more!
In this video by Wisecrack (creators of 8-Bit Philosophy), the Fallout series is used to explore the work of Herbert Marcuse, including one-dimensional thought and enslaving contentment. The video goes on to explore the philosophy of technology and international relations.