Freud's Theory of Culture: Eros, Loss, and Politics (Dialog-on-Freud)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780742522626: Freud's Theory of Culture: Eros, Loss, and Politics (Dialog-on-Freud)

Freud's Theory of Culture: Eros, Loss, and Politics takes a fresh look at Sigmund Freud, countering his prevalent image as a thinker who pessimistically renounces the possibility of social, political, and cultural change. Abraham Drassinower contends that what is generally mistaken as Freud's pessimism is, on the contrary, the very standpoint from which Freud envisions an alternative to the cultural 'malaise' described in his works. As Drassinower argues that Freud's attentiveness to loss and death is part of a critical effort to envision alternatives to things as they are, he ably demonstrates that Freud deserves greater stature as a participant in the Western tradition of political philosophy.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Abraham Drassinower is assistant professor in the faculty of law at the University of Toronto.

Review:

In this slender, elegantly written volume, Drassinower argues that Freud's theory of culture 'culminates not in pessimistic resignation but in a richly textured pedagogical reflection.' Highly recommended. (CHOICE)

Clearly written and well researched, Freud's Theory of Culture provides a probing philosophical scrutiny of Freud and the implications of his thought for social and political theory, ethics, education, and, more broadly, philosophy of life. (Douglas Kellner, UCLA; author of Media Culture and Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy)

Freud's Theory of Culture is a pleasure to read. The work reveals a high degree of intelligence and learning. It has something to say and it says it clearly, elegantly, often poignantly. It is worthy of being read by anyone who works on Freud or his relationship to culture and politics. (Melissa Orlie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Abraham Drassinower's book presents a very sober and thoughtful account of the centrality of mourning in culture and politics apropos of Sigmucd Freud's psychoanalysis. (Politician Studies Review, (Uk))

By focusing on Freud's preoccupation with death, Drassinower not only offers us a highly original interpretation of this seminal thinker; he also finds in the Freudian project quite unexpected resources for thinking sanely about our own cultural predicaments. (Victor Wolfenstein, University of California, Los Angeles)

Correcting the popular image of Freud as a morose pessimist, Drassinower presents him as a sober theorist of culture―where 'culture' means a pedagogy of 'mourning' which relentlessly pursues traces of Eros in the midst of our entanglement with death. Viewed in this way, Freud also emerges as a significant political thinker, steering a course between Hobbesian fear of death and Hegelian reconciliation, in the direction of an endeavor to lengthen creatively our 'circuitous paths to death.' A remarkably thoughtful, lucidly written work. (Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame)

Abraham Drassinower brings new life to an old discussion. Drassinower gives us much to think about in this book. (Perspectives on Politics)

An intelligent book. . . . It represents a significant contribution to Freud scholarship. (Canadian Journal of Political Science)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Drassinower, Abraham
Published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0742522628 ISBN 13: 9780742522626
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0742522628

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Abraham Drassinower
Published by ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0742522628 ISBN 13: 9780742522626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Freud s Theory of Culture: Eros, Loss, and Politics takes a fresh look at Sigmund Freud, countering his prevalent image as a thinker who pessimistically renounces the possibility of social, political, and cultural change. Abraham Drassinower contends that what is generally mistaken as Freud s pessimism is, on the contrary, the very standpoint from which Freud envisions an alternative to the cultural malaise described in his works. As Drassinower argues that Freud s attentiveness to loss and death is part of a critical effort to envision alternatives to things as they are, he ably demonstrates that Freud deserves greater stature as a participant in the Western tradition of political philosophy. Bookseller Inventory # ANB9780742522626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Abraham Drassinower
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2003)
ISBN 10: 0742522628 ISBN 13: 9780742522626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0742522628

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Drassinower, Abraham
ISBN 10: 0742522628 ISBN 13: 9780742522626
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TR-9780742522626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Drassinower, Abraham
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0742522628 ISBN 13: 9780742522626
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0742522628 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2131991710

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Abraham Drassinower
Published by ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0742522628 ISBN 13: 9780742522626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Freud s Theory of Culture: Eros, Loss, and Politics takes a fresh look at Sigmund Freud, countering his prevalent image as a thinker who pessimistically renounces the possibility of social, political, and cultural change. Abraham Drassinower contends that what is generally mistaken as Freud s pessimism is, on the contrary, the very standpoint from which Freud envisions an alternative to the cultural malaise described in his works. As Drassinower argues that Freud s attentiveness to loss and death is part of a critical effort to envision alternatives to things as they are, he ably demonstrates that Freud deserves greater stature as a participant in the Western tradition of political philosophy. Bookseller Inventory # ANB9780742522626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Abraham Drassinower
Published by ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0742522628 ISBN 13: 9780742522626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Freud s Theory of Culture: Eros, Loss, and Politics takes a fresh look at Sigmund Freud, countering his prevalent image as a thinker who pessimistically renounces the possibility of social, political, and cultural change. Abraham Drassinower contends that what is generally mistaken as Freud s pessimism is, on the contrary, the very standpoint from which Freud envisions an alternative to the cultural malaise described in his works. As Drassinower argues that Freud s attentiveness to loss and death is part of a critical effort to envision alternatives to things as they are, he ably demonstrates that Freud deserves greater stature as a participant in the Western tradition of political philosophy. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780742522626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Abraham Drassinower
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2003)
ISBN 10: 0742522628 ISBN 13: 9780742522626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0742522628

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Abraham Drassinower
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0742522628 ISBN 13: 9780742522626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780742522626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Drassinower, Abraham
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publisher (2003)
ISBN 10: 0742522628 ISBN 13: 9780742522626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publisher, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110742522628

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 63.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book