Author : Sigmund Freud,SBP Editors
Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
Release :2018-12-29
Total pages :136
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9789387550131

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.

Author : Sigmund Freud
Publisher :
Release :1958
Total pages :105
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015046445964

Author : Bruce Mazlish
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release :2004
Total pages :188
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780804750837

"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 understanding of the civilizing process.

Author : Keith Ansell-Pearson
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :1996-08-08
Total pages :284
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521575699

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.

Author : Tyler Stovall,Georges Van Den Abbeele
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release :2003-10-22
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780739155233

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.

Author : Mohsin Hamid
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2015-02-24
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780698185036

From the bestselling author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Exit West, coming in March 2017, “a near-perfect essay collection, filled with insight, compassion, and intellect." (NPR) Mohsin Hamid’s brilliant, moving, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, they have earned him a reputation as a “master critic of the modern global condition” (Foreign Policy). His stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family, identity. Here he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination, and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge. A “water lily” who has called three countries on three continents his home—Pakistan, the birthplace to which he returned as a young father; the United States, where he spent his childhood and young adulthood; and Britain, where he married and became a citizen—Hamid writes about overlapping worlds with fluidity and penetrating insight. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the scarifying headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East, beyond stereotype and assumption, and helps to bring a dazzling diverse global culture within emotional and intellectual reach.

Author : Ty Fischer
Publisher : Veritas Press
Release :2005-06-30
Total pages :500
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1932168443

Author : Sigmund Freud
Publisher : Leonardo Paolo Lovari
Release :2016-11-24
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9788898301799

The book consists of three essays and is an extension of Freud’s work on psychoanalytic theory as a means of generating hypotheses about historical events. Freud hypothesizes that Moses was not Hebrew, but actually born into Ancient Egyptian nobility and was probably a follower of Akhenaten, an ancient Egyptian monotheist. Freud contradicts the biblical story of Moses with his own retelling of events, claiming that Moses only led his close followers into freedom during an unstable period in Egyptian history after Akhenaten (ca. 1350 BCE) and that they subsequently killed Moses in rebellion and later combined with another monotheistic tribe in Midian based on a volcanic God, Jahweh. Freud explains that years after the murder of Moses, the rebels regretted their action, thus forming the concept of the Messiah as a hope for the return of Moses as the Saviour of the Israelites. Freud said that the guilt from the murder of Moses is inherited through the generations; this guilt then drives the Jews to religion to make them feel better.

Author : Brian Locke
Publisher : Springer
Release :2009-11-23
Total pages :208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780230101678

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.

Author : G. R. Caravantes,W. E. Bjur
Publisher : iUniverse
Release :2003-03-01
Total pages :180
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780595271047

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. The authors think of this as a kind of subconscious "magic" not taught or developed in the curricula of schools of management, where the emphasis is on technical rationality and technique. The authors emphasize the importance of subconscious perceptions in enabling an executive's access to infra-conscious, extra-rational, or "magic" capabilities, and discuss some modern techniques that can be used to enhance an executive's magic and charisma. Magic and Management is a fourth book co-authored by Bjur and Caravantes, until now published and marketed in Brazil. Their work is based on three decades of multi-cultural analysis and observation of management theory as it is practiced in many different countries. This work is designed for the experienced manager who desires to enhance personal knowledge and discover inherent, possibly hidden, abilities to excel in leadership.