Civilization and Its Discontents

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Author: Sigmund Freud,Peter (AFT) Gay,Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 186

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Freud's seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.

Civilization, Society and Religion

Group Psychology, Civilization and Its Discontents and Other Works

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Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140138023

Category: Civilization

Page: 384

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"Civilized" Sexual Morality and Modern Nervous Illness, Vol. IX (1959); Thoughts for the Times on War and Death, Vol. XIV (1957); Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, Vol.XVIII (1955); The Future of an Illusion, Civilization and its Discontents, Vol. XXI (1961); Why War?, Vol. XXII (1964).

French Civilization and Its Discontents

Nationalism, Colonialism, Race

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Author: Georges Van den Abbeele

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739106471

Category: History

Page: 374

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French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era. Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking volume demonstrate how literature, history and other aspects of what is considered French civilization have been shaped by processes of creolization and differentiation.

French Civilization and Its Discontents

Nationalism, Colonialism, Race

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Author: Tyler Stovall,Georges Van Den Abbeele

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739155237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era. Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking volume demonstrate how literature, history and other aspects of what is considered French civilization have been shaped by processes of creolization and differentiation.

The Freud Reader

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Author: Sigmund Freud,Peter Gay

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393314038

Category: Psychology

Page: 832

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Provides fifty-one texts spanning Freud's career, including his writings on psychoanalysis, mind, dreams, sexuality, literature, religion, art, politics, and culture

Postmodernity and its Discontents

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Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745656854

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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When Freud wrote his classic Civilization and its Discontents, he was concerned with repression. Modern civilization depends upon the constraint of impulse, the limiting of self expression. Today, in the time of modernity, Bauman argues, Freud's analysis no longer holds good, if it ever did. The regulation of desire turns from an irritating necessity into an assault against individual freedom. In the postmodern era, the liberty of the individual is the overriding value, the criterion in terms of which all social rules and regulations are assessed. Postmodernity is governed by the 'will to happiness': the result, however, is a sacrificing of security. The most prominent anxieties in our society today, Bauman shows, derive from the removal of security. The world is experienced as overwhelmingly uncertain, uncontrollable and frightening. Totalitarian politics frightened by its awesome power; the new social disorder frightens by its lack of consistency and direction. The very pursuit of individual happiness corrupts and undermines those systems of authority needed for a stable life. This book builds imaginatively upon Bauman's earlier contributions to social theory. It consolidates his reputation as the interpreter of postmodernity. The book will appeal to second-year undergraduates and above in sociology, cultural studies, philosophy and anthropology.

Fetishism and Its Discontents in Post-1960 American Fiction

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Author: C. Kocela

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230109985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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This study explores the concept of fetishism as a strategy for expressing social and political discontent in American literature, and for negotiating traumatic experiences particular to the second half of the twentieth century.

Reading Freud

A Chronological Exploration of Freud's Writings

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Author: Jean-Michel Quinodoz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781583917466

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 295

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Reading Freud provides an accessible outline of the whole of Freud's work, which succeeds in expressing even the most complex of Freud's theories in clear and simple language whilst avoiding over-simplification.

Barbarism and Its Discontents

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Author: Maria Boletsi

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804785376

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Barbarism and civilization form one of the oldest and most rigid oppositions in Western history. According to this dichotomy, barbarism functions as the negative standard through which "civilization" fosters its self-definition and superiority by labeling others "barbarians." Since the 1990s, and especially since 9/11, these terms have become increasingly popular in Western political and cultural rhetoric—a rhetoric that divides the world into forces of good and evil. This study intervenes in this recent trend and interrogates contemporary and historical uses of barbarism, arguing that barbarism also has a disruptive, insurgent potential. Boletsi recasts barbarism as a productive concept, finding that it is a common thread in works of literature, art, and theory. By dislodging barbarism from its conventional contexts, this book reclaims barbarism's edge and proposes it as a useful theoretical tool.