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The modern self in the labyrinth : politics and the entrapment imagination, Eyal Chowers

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The modern self in the labyrinth : politics and the entrapment imagination
Title
The modern self in the labyrinth
Title remainder
politics and the entrapment imagination
Statement of responsibility
Eyal Chowers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation This book explores the distinct historical-political imagination of the self in the twentieth century and advances two arguments. First, it suggests that we should read the history of modern political philosophy afresh in light of a theme that emerges in the late eighteenth century: the rift between self and social institutions. Second, it argues that this rift was reformulated in the twentieth century in a manner that contrasts with the optimism of nineteenth-century thinkers regarding its resolution. It proposes a new political imagination of the twentieth century found in the works of Weber, Freud, and Foucault, and characterizes it as one of "entrapment." Eyal Chowers shows how thinkers working within diverse theoretical frameworks and fields nevertheless converge in depicting a self that has lost its capacity to control or transform social institutions. He argues that Weber, Freud, and Foucault helped shape the distinctive thought and culture of the past century by portraying a dehumanized and distorted self marked by sameness. This new political imagination proposes coping with modernity through the recovery, integration, and assertion of the self, rather than by mastering and refashioning collective institutions
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Chowers, Eyal
Dewey number
302.5/44
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1131
LC item number
.C46 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Self
  • Social institutions
  • Civilization, Modern
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Self
  • Social institutions
  • Zelf
  • Vervreemding
  • Instituties
  • Moderniteit
Label
The modern self in the labyrinth : politics and the entrapment imagination, Eyal Chowers
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
Modernity : hyper-order and doubleness -- Proto-entrapment theories -- Max Weber : between homo-hermeneut -- Freud and the castration of the modern -- Michel Foucault : from the prison-house of language to the silence of the panopticon
Control code
449954622
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674029552
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)449954622
Label
The modern self in the labyrinth : politics and the entrapment imagination, Eyal Chowers
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
Modernity : hyper-order and doubleness -- Proto-entrapment theories -- Max Weber : between homo-hermeneut -- Freud and the castration of the modern -- Michel Foucault : from the prison-house of language to the silence of the panopticon
Control code
449954622
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674029552
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)449954622

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