Mgr Rafał Mańko
University of Amsterdam
English abstract: The present methodological paper aims at answering the question whether the notion of ideological interpellation, put forward by L. Althusser, in the form given to it by S. Žižek,can be operationalised in order to be deployed as a tool for the critical reading of legal texts. The paper gives a positive answer to the question, indicating that the application of the saidmethod may contribute to the opening of legal discourse towards the impact of critical theory. The paper consists of three parts. The first part presents Žižek’s theory of ideology, thesecond part discusses the notion of ideological interpellation, and the third part is devotedto a preliminary attempt at operationalising the said notion.
Keywords: Louis Althusser, Slavoj Žižek, ideological interpellation, theory of ideology
Published: Number 1(8)/2014, pp. 41-54
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