The Sublime Object of Ideology
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- "One of the most interesting, if not the most interesting, point that Zizek makes in The Sublime Object of Ideology is that ‘love is a forced choice.’ He explains this by simply pointing out that one cannot choose who one loves nor can one be forced into loving someone, instead what happens is that the loving subject realizes that they have fallen in love, having already choosen, only after the fact." --Naught Thought
The book is divided into three parts with two chapters each: I. The Symptom (1. How Did Marx Invent the Symptom? 2. From Symptom to Sinthome); II. Lack in the Other (3. 'Che Vuoi?' 4. You Only Die Twice); and III. The Subject (5. Which Subject of the Real? 6. 'Not Only as Substance, but Also as Subject').