The Meaning of Resistance
Dissecting and Addressing an Archaic Psychoanalytic Topic (Vol. 2; Issue 6)
The title of Zizek’s 1992 book, Enjoy Your Symptom!, introduces today’s study of why we humans resist change. Of course, it makes sense for us all to maintain the status quo. As the cliche goes, we prefer the safety of the known, however horrible, to the danger of the unknown. Zizek’s focus on symptoms suffers significant limitations. The impasses befor…
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