Madness and Civilization

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415253853
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Civilization

This text is a classic of French post-structuralist scholarship and is widely recommended on humanities courses across a variety of disciplines. Foucault's analysis of psychology is a devastating critique of the common understanding of insanity.

Joseph Conrad Betrayal and Identity

Author: Robert Hampson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349223022
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

Through attention to incidents of betrayal and self-betrayal in his fiction, this book traces the development of Conrad's conception of identity through the three phases of his career: the self in isolation, the self in society and the sexualised self. It shows how the early fiction negotiates the opposed dangers of the self-ideal and the surrender to passion; how the middle fiction tests the ideal code psychologically and ideologically; and how the late fiction probes sexuality and morbid psychology.

Political and Social Issues in British Women s Fiction 1928 1968

Author: E. Maslen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230511927
Release Date: 2001-02-20
Genre: Fiction

In Political and Social Issues in British Women's Fiction, 1928-1968 , Elizabeth Maslen reassesses fiction written by women between the granting of universal franchise and the advent of new-wave feminism. Through close readings of a wide range of novels, Maslen analyses how writers chose to represent such issues as pacifism and the threat of fascism, war, race and class, and gender, exploring in the process how the writers' priorities affect their decisions on how to write.

Das Unbehagen in der Kultur

Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788027300709
Release Date: 2017-11-11
Genre: Social Science

Dieses eBook: "Das Unbehagen in der Kultur" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Das Unbehagen in der Kultur ist der Titel einer 1930 erschienenen Schrift von Sigmund Freud. Die Arbeit ist, neben Massenpsychologie und Ich-Analyse von 1921, Freuds umfassendste kulturtheoretische Abhandlung; sie gehört zu den einflussreichsten kulturkritischen Schriften des 20. Jahrhunderts. Thema ist der Gegensatz zwischen der Kultur und den Triebregungen. Die Kultur ist bestrebt, immer größere soziale Einheiten zu bilden. Hierzu schränkt sie die Befriedigung sexueller und aggressiver Triebe ein; einen Teil der Aggression verwandelt sie in Schuldgefühl. Auf diese Weise ist die Kultur eine Quelle des Leidens; ihre Entwicklung führt zu einem wachsenden Unbehagen. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) war ein österreichischer Neurologe, Tiefenpsychologe, Kulturtheoretiker und Religionskritiker. Er war der Begründer der Psychoanalyse und gilt als einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Theorien und Methoden werden bis heute diskutiert und angewendet.

Deconstruction Imperialism and the West Indian Novel

Author: Glyne A. Griffith
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173004338874
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction

For review see: Sue N. Greene, in New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, vol 71, no. 1 & 2 (1997); p. 160-163.

The Colonial Rise of the Novel

Author: Firdous Azim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134866083
Release Date: 2002-03-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this challening book, Firdous Azim, provides a feminist critique of orthodox accounts of the `rise of the novel' and exposes the underlying orientalist assumptions of the early English novel. Whereas previous studies have emphasized the universality of the coherent and consistent subject which found expression in the novels of the eighteenth century, Azim demonstrtes how certain categories: women and people of colour, were silenced and excluded. The Colonial Rise of the Novel makes an important and provocative contribution to post-colonial and feminist criticism. It will be essential reading for all teachers and students of English literature, women's studies, and post-colonial criticism.

Das Narrenschiff

Author: Sebastian Brant
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 9783842421479
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Poetry

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging

Author: Teresa Botelho
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443863711
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Social Science

Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging consists of sixteen essays, reflecting the current conflicted debate on the ontology, constructiveness and affect of categories of ascribed social identity such as gender, ethnicity, race and nation, in the context of British, Irish and North American cultural landscapes. They address the many ways in which these communities of belonging are imagined, iterated, performed, questioned, and deconstructed in literature, cinema and visual culture; they also support or counter claims about the enhanced value of social identity in the expression of the self in the light of the present debates that surround the contested post-identity turn in cultural studies. Significantly, they also address the role of social identity in the field of utopian and dystopian thought, focusing on the projection of imagined futures where alternative means of conceiving ascribed identity are conceptualized. The contributions are shaped by a plurality of approaches and theoretical discourses, and come from both established and emerging scholars and researchers from Europe and beyond. The collection is structured in three sections – the politics of (un)belonging, deconstructing utopian and cultural paradigms, and performing identities in the visual arts – which organize the multidisciplinary discussions around specific nuclei of interrogations.

Postmodernism and the contemporary novel

Author: Bran Nicol
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015063675865
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism

The first book to collect the most important contributions to the theory of the postmodern novel over the last forty years.

An Ethics of Sanity

Author: Sid Prise
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
ISBN: 9781847478474
Release Date: 2011-06-01

DescriptionThis work analyzes the insanity of world civilisation, pointing out how delusions such as racism, sexism, homophobia, regionalism, ableism, speciesism, and the slavery to the beauty standard all stem from a ""schizophrenic dissociation"" of the individual from others and from the self. The madness of ""sane"" society is paralleled by the author's own diagnosable madness, which he uses to illustrate the dynamics of the dissociation, and then suggests possible treatments for society's illness. Part analysis, part history, part personal narrative, An Ethics of Sanity offers insight from the madness of one individual, driven mad by a mad society. About the AuthorSid Prise is a writer and activist born in 1972 in Chicago. Sid was diagnosed with Undifferentiated Schizophrenia in 1997, following a prolonged mental and emotional crisis culminating in hearing voices, which he deals with to this day. He has been writing seriously since 1994, and published his first novel, True Faith, in 2003. More of his writings are published online at He resides with his partner, Kathy, and their friends in a collective house in Chicago.

Culture in the New South Africa

Author: Abebe Zegeye
ISBN: UOM:39015054394815
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Arts, South African

A distinguished panel of contributors explore social, political and economic problems, especially the requirements of global capitalism, their impact on the development of a new sense of nationhood, and on the diverse people of South Africa.


Author: Stanislaw Lem
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518743164
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Fiction

Im 22. Jahrhundert versucht ein Raumschiffkommando mit einer außerirdischen Zivilisation Kontakt aufzunehmen. Doch diese ist in einem fatalen Zustand, seit über 100 Jahren befindet sich das fremde Planetensystem in einer Phase eines kalten Krieges und Wettrüstens.