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GOVT2603 Ideological Cynicism Final Essay

GOVT2603 - Media Politics and Political Communication

6 Pages University of Sydney Essay / Project Year: Pre-2017

Slavoj Zizek is a Marxist philosopher and cultural critic, whose concept of “ideological cynicism” comes from the idea that our ideologies are built from our ‘false consciousness’. Zizek criticizes cynicism, which is the inclination to believe that politics are motivated by self-interest of the political elite. This essay goes in depth about Zizek's ideas of cynicism, and two readings prescribed that discuss the other side of cynicism.

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