The Interpretation of Dreams

The Complete and Definitive Text


Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465021115

Category: Psychology

Page: 688

View: 4949

What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize? First published by Sigmund Freud in 1899, The Interpretation of Dreams considers why we dream and what it means in the larger picture of our psychological lives. Delving into theories of manifest and latent dream content, the special language of dreams, dreams as wish fulfillments, the significance of childhood experiences, and much more, Freud, widely considered the “father of psychoanalysis,” thoroughly and thoughtfully examines dream psychology. Encompassing dozens of case histories and detailed analyses of actual dreams, this landmark text presents Freud's legendary work as a tool for comprehending our sleeping experiences. Renowned for translating Freud's German writings into English, James Strachey—with the assistance of Anna Freud—first published this edition in 1953. Incorporating all textual alterations made by Freud over a period of thirty years, it remains the most complete translation of the work in print. Completely redesigned and available for the first time in trade paperback

Inception and Philosophy

Ideas to Die For


Author: Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697383

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 8460

You have to go deeper. Inception is more than just a nail-biting heist story, more than just one of the greatest movies of all time. The latest neuroscience and philosophy of mind tell us that shared dreams and the invasion of dreams may soon become reality. Inception and Philosophy: Ideas to Die For takes you through the labyrinth, onto the infinite staircase, exploring the movie’s hidden architecture, picking up its unexpected clues. How will Inception change your thinking? You can’t imagine. How will Inception and Philosophy change your life? You simply have no idea.

Unfinished Business

Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium


Author: Dana Renga

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442615583

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1559

Unfinished Business is the first book to examine Italian mafia cinema of the past decade. It provides insightful analyses of popular films that sensationalize violence, scapegoat women, or repress the homosexuality of male protagonists. Dana Renga examines these works through the lens of gender and trauma theory to show how the films engage with the process of mourning and healing mafia-related trauma in Italy. Unfinished Business argues that trauma that has yet to be worked through on the national level is displaced onto the characters in the films under consideration. In a mafia context, female characters are sacrificed and non-normative sexual identities are suppressed in order to solidify traditional modes of viewer identification and to assure narrative closure, all so that the image of the nation is left unblemished.

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

An Introduction


Author: John Storey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317591232

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 6675

In this 7th edition of his award-winning Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of disciplines. Also retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area. New to this edition: • Extensively revised, rewritten and updated • Improved and expanded content throughout • A new section on ‘The Contextuality of Meaning’ that explores how context impacts meaning • A brand new chapter on ‘The Materiality of Popular Culture’ that examines popular culture as material culture • Extensive updates to the companion website at, which includes practice questions, extension activities and interactive quizzes, links to relevant websites and further reading, and a glossary of key terms. The new edition remains essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects.

Dreaming in the Classroom

Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education


Author: Philip King,Kelly Bulkeley,Bernard Welt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438436882

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 317

View: 4771

The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.

A wake digest


Author: Clive Hart,Fritz Senn,Australian Humanities Research Council

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 85

View: 7238

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford


Author: Anthropological Society of Oxford,Oxford University Anthropological Society

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 1623

Technology, Time, and the Conversations of Modernity


Author: Lorenzo C. Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317828321

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 6064

Technology, Time, and the Conversations of Modernity takes as its impetus the idea that technology is an embodiment of our uneasiness with finitude. Lorenzo Simpson argues that technology has succeeded in granting our wish to domesticate time. He shows how this attitude affects our understanding of the meaning of action and our ability to discern meaning in our lives.