Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents


  • Author : Sigmund Freud
  • Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-12-29
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789387550131


Civilization and Its Discontents Book Description :

Civilization and Its Discontents is considered Freud's most brilliant work. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, 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? 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
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Civilization and Its Discontents


  • Author : Sigmund Freud
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0393059952


Civilization and Its Discontents Book Description :

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

Civilization and Its Contents

Civilization and Its Contents


  • Author : Bruce Mazlish
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780804750837


Civilization and Its Contents Book Description :

"Civilization" is a constantly invoked term. It is used by both politicians and scholars. How useful, in fact, is this term? Civilization and Its Contents traces the origins of the concept in the eighteenth century. It shows its use as a colonial ideology, and then as a support for racism. The term was extended to a dead society, Egyptian civilization, and was appropriated by Japan, China, and Islamic countries. This latter development lays the groundwork for the contemporary call for a "dialogue of civilizations." The author proposes instead that today the use of the term "civilization" has a global meaning, with local variants recognized as cultures. It may be more appropriate, however, to abandon the name "civilization" and to focus on a new under...

Nietzsche Contra Rousseau

Nietzsche Contra Rousseau


  • Author : Keith Ansell-Pearson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-08-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 0521575699


Nietzsche Contra Rousseau Book Description :

This book takes a serious look at Nietzsche as political thinker and relates his political ideas to the dominant traditions of modern political thought. It also demonstrates Rousseau's crucial role in Nietzsche's understanding of modernity....

Basic Psychoanalytic Concepts on the Theory of Instincts

Basic Psychoanalytic Concepts on the Theory of Instincts


  • Author : Humberto Nagera
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-05-30
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781317670445


Basic Psychoanalytic Concepts on the Theory of Instincts Book Description :

Originally published in 1970, this volume describes in condensed but detailed form Freud’s development of the theory of instincts. As is well known, Freud reformulated and amplified his theory of instincts at several points during his lifetime. Such periodical amplifications and reformulations were made necessary by a number of factors, for as Freud gained experience he not only developed fresh insights but also was faced with the problem of explaining an increasing amount of clinical phenomena that offered itself for examination under the psychoanalytic microscope. There can be no doubt that Freud considered his theory of instincts as one of the corner stones of psychoanalysis and yet at the same time he recognised that it was an area where many o...

French Civilization and Its Discontents

French Civilization and Its Discontents


  • Author : Georges Van den Abbeele
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0739106473


French Civilization and Its Discontents Book Description :

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....

Omnibus II
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Omnibus II


  • Author : Ty Fischer
  • Publisher : Veritas Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1932168443


Omnibus II Book Description :

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On a Silver Platter

On a Silver Platter


  • Author : Greg M. Smith
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 1998-12-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814708538


On a Silver Platter Book Description :

When the new medium of CD-ROMs emerged, industry figures and critics alike proclaimed their virtually unlimited potential. Adapting material from well-established media like television and film, CD-ROMs have quickly transformed genres such as science fiction and horror. At the same time, the realities of actual CD-ROMs often fall short of their utopian visions. On a Silver Platter marks a "coming of age" for CD-ROMs as a commercially and aesthetically significant medium demanding critical attention. Greg Smith brings together media scholars such as Lisa Cartwright, Henry Jenkins, Janet Murray, and Scott Bukatman to analyze how CD-ROMs offer alternatives to familiar places—to museums, to cities, and especially to classrooms. Examining specific CD-RO...

Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen from World War II to the Present

Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen from World War II to the Present


  • Author : Brian Locke
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-11-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780230101678


Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen from World War II to the Present Book Description :

Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen from WWII to the Present charts how the dominant white and black binary of American racial discourse influences Hollywood s representation of the Asian. The Orientalist buddy film draws a scenario in which two buddies, one white and one black, transcend an initial hatred for one another by joining forces against a foreign Asian menace. Alongside an analysis of multiple genres of film, Brian Locke argues that this triangulated rendering of race ameliorates the longstanding historical contradiction between U.S. democratic ideals and white America s persistent domination over blacks....

Magic and Management

Magic and Management


  • Author : G. R. Caravantes
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2003-03-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780595271047


Magic and Management Book Description :

Whereas many recommend a paradigm change in order to cope with modern complexities, Caravantes and Bjur urge executives not to change their operating paradigms, but rather to become paradigm competent, that is, knowledgeable and competent in several ways of understanding and analyzing the working world. Four major paradigms are described: positive science, quantum physics, oriental mysticism, and existentialism. The authors recognize that executives often are obligated to make important choices despite insufficient data and the inability to predict future outcomes. Hunches that one action is to be preferred over others are examples of high-level managers making use of more-than-rational intuitions - defined as knowing without knowing how you know. Th...