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Civilization and its discontents

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Civilization and its discontents
Title
Civilization and its discontents
Statement of responsibility
Sigmund Freud ; introduction by Louis Menand ; translated and edited by James Strachey ; biographical afterword by Peter Gay
Title variation
Civilization & its discontents
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Language
eng
Summary
The struggle between the urgencies of instinct and the restrictions of civilization is addressed throughout the works of Sigmund Freud, and in Civilization and Its Discontents, the theme is developed with particular richness and depth. This famous study explores the guilt that arises when personal desires clash with social norms, and it examines attempts to reconcile the conflict. In a sense, such guilt is among civilization's building blocks, keeping aggressive and selfish instincts within bounds. But it can also be a source of great frustration, and Freud examines at length many ways of dealing with guilt, from artistic and scientific pursuits to abuse of drink and drugs. The great psychologist offers revealing insights into the motivation behind human behavior as well as the evolution of many social institutions. This seminal study reveals the struggles to resolve conflicts and cast off guilt as spurs to the growth of civilization and culture
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Summary
Presents the eminent Austrian psychoanalyst's views on the irreconcilable antagonism between instinctual drives and the repressive attitudes of civilization
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Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
265463
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
150.19/52
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Dover thrift editions
Target audience
adult
Label
Civilization and its discontents
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11653014
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486812014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11653014
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11653014
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Civilization and its discontents
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11653014
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486812014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11653014
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11653014
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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