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Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents Book
Author : Sigmund Freud
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780393059953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents the eminent Austrian psychoanalyst's views on the irreconcilable antagonism between instinctual drives and the repressive attitudes of civilization.

Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents Book
Author : Sigmund Freud,General Press
Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
Release : 2018-04-17
ISBN : 9387669521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Civilization and Its Discontents is one of the last of Freud's books, written in the decade before his death and first published in German in 1929. It is considered his most brilliant work. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world. It seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization’s trajectory? Freud’s theories on the effect of the knowledge of death on human existence and the birth of art are central to his work. Many of humankind's primitive instincts (for example, the desire to kill and the insatiable craving for sexual gratification) are clearly harmful to the well-being of a human community. As a result, civilization creates laws that prohibit killing, rape, and adultery, and it implements severe punishments if such commandments are broken. This process, argues Freud, is an inherent quality of civilization that instills perpetual feelings of discontent in its citizens. Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction.

Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents Book
Author : Thomas Parisi
Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
Release : 1999
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Analyzes Freud's "Civilization and Its Discontents" and explores the connections between Freud's philosophical views on the human condition and the substance and development of his theory.

French Civilization and Its Discontents

French Civilization and Its Discontents Book
Author : Tyler Stovall,Georges Van Den Abbeele
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2003-10-22
ISBN : 0739155237
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Civilization Society and Religion

Civilization  Society and Religion Book
Author : Sigmund Freud
Publisher :
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780140138023
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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).

From Virgin Land to Disney World

From Virgin Land to Disney World Book
Author : Bernd Herzogenrath
Publisher : Rodopi
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9789042014060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the publication in English in 1930 of Civilization and its Discontents and its thesis that instinct – and, ultimately: nature – had been and must be forever subordinated in order that civilization might thrive and endure, Freud contributed what some contemporaries saw to the central debate of his era -- a debate which had long preoccupied both official American pundits and the American populace at large. At the beginning of the new Millennium, evidence abounds that an American debate still rages over the meaning of “nature,” the rightful weight of instinct, and the status of civilization. The Millennium itself has appeared in popular and official discourses as an appropriate marker of an age in which nature is close to the edge of radical extinction and has also become more and more unreliable as a paradigm for representation and debate. At the same time, the contemporary tailoring of nature to postmodern needs and expectations inevitably reveals the conceptual difficulty of any possible, simple opposition between nature and culture as if they were clearly distinguishable domains. If nature, then, can clearly be seen as a discursive concept, it may also be a timeless concept insofar that it has been shaped, created, and used at all times. Every epoch, age and era had “its own nature,” with myth, history and ideology as its dominant shaping forces. From the Frontier to Cyberia, nature has been suffering the “agony of the real,” resurfacing in discursive strategies and demonstrating a powerful impact on American society, culture and self-definition. The essays in this collection “speak critically of the natural” and examine the American debate in the many guises it has assumed over the last century within the context of major critical approaches, psychoanalytical concepts, and postmodern theorizing.

The Digital Age and Its Discontents

The Digital Age and Its Discontents Book
Author : Matteo Stocchetti
Publisher :
Release : 2020-08-11
ISBN : 9789523690127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Three decades into the 'digital age', the promises of the digital 'revolution' in education are still unfulfilled. Furthermore, the changes associated with digitalization generates new and unexpected challenges. With this collection, we seek to map these challenges and to offer professional educators some conceptual tools to address them.

International Law and its Discontents

International Law and its Discontents Book
Author : Barbara Stark
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-04-30
ISBN : 1107047501
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Brings together international law's most outspoken 'discontents' to expose international law's complicity in the ongoing economic and financial global crises.

The Freud Reader

The Freud Reader Book
Author : Sigmund Freud
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780393314038
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

Reading Freud

Reading Freud Book
Author : Jean-Michel Quinodoz
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781583917466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Postmodernity and its Discontents

Postmodernity and its Discontents Book
Author : Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-05-20
ISBN : 0745656854
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.