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The Resource The modern self in the labyrinth : politics and the entrapment imagination, Eyal Chowers, (electronic resource)

The modern self in the labyrinth : politics and the entrapment imagination, Eyal Chowers, (electronic resource)

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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
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Language
eng
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Chowers, Eyal
Dewey number
302.5/44
LC call number
HM1131
LC item number
.C46 2004
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  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Self
  • Social institutions
  • Civilization, Modern
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  • 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
  • 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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The modern self in the labyrinth : politics and the entrapment imagination, Eyal Chowers, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000204515
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unknown
Isbn
9780674013308
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(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004042455
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000204515
Label
The modern self in the labyrinth : politics and the entrapment imagination, Eyal Chowers, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000204515
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674013308
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004042455
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000204515

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