‘History Against Historicism’ by Slavoj Žižek

In the perception of its critics as well as of some of its partisans, so-called ‘deconstruction’ is often identified with the stance of radical historicism – as if to ‘deconstruct’ a certain notion equals demonstrating how its universality is secretly marked, overdetermined, by the concrete circumstances of its emergence and development, or how its purely notional inconsistencies and contradictions ‘reflect’ actual social and ideological antagonisms. For that reason, it is more than ever crucial to distinguish the strict deconstructionist stance from the historicism which pervades today’s Cultural Studies…

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