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Davis, Erik. Review of The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity, by Slavoj Žižek. Artforum International 10, no. 3 (fall 2003): 27.

Davis examines Žižek's darkly satirical take on Christianity in The Puppet and the Dwarf, commending the author's “powerful, if perverse, turn toward religious thought.”

Humphrey, Michael. “New Visions of the State.” Social Analysis 46, no. 1 (spring 2002): 153-69.

Humphrey offers a overview of Žižek's central ideas on globalization and the postcolonial state in Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism?

Mead, Rebecca. “The Marx Brother.” New Yorker 79, no. 10 (5 May 2003): 38-40.

Mead provides a general discussion of the influence of Žižek's scholarship, as well as his celebrity status, on the world of academia.

Restivo, Angelo. “Lacan according to Žižek.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 16, no. 2 (September 1997): 193-206.

Restivo explores the significance of Žižek's Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture to the fields of psychoanalysis, political ideology, and media studies.

Stavrakakis, Yannis. Review of The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology, by Slavoj Žižek. Political Studies 48, no. 4 (September 2000): 838.

Stavrakakis praises The Ticklish Subject as “the most systematic account of Žižek's theory to date.”

Additional coverage of Žižek's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 201; and Literature Resource Center.

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