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Narcissism and its discontents, Julie Walsh, University of Warwick, UK

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Narcissism and its discontents
Title
Narcissism and its discontents
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Julie Walsh, University of Warwick, UK
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Language
eng
Summary
"Narcissism and Its Discontents challenges the received wisdom that narcissism is only destructive of good social relations. By building on insights from psychoanalysis and critical theory it puts forward a theorisation of narcissistic sociability which redeems Narcissus from his position as the subject of negative critique. Following a close engagement with Sigmund Freud's 1914 paper 'On Narcissism: An Introduction', two further critical moments are considered: first, the mobilisation of narcissism in Anglo-American cultural discourse of the 1970s to 1990s where the term functioned as a descriptor for cultural malaise; and second, the discursive shift from narcissism to melancholia associated with more contemporary critical theory. This book pays particular attention to the paradoxical relation between the narcissist and the social world, identifying in Narcissus a figure whose turning away extends a call to others, and who finds in the vulnerabilities of the self the makings of the social scene"--
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1978-
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Walsh, Julie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the psychosocial series
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Narcissism
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Narcissism and its discontents, Julie Walsh, University of Warwick, UK
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. On the Introduction of Narcissism to Psychoanalytic Theory: 1914 and its Consequences -- 2. Socialising Narcissus via the Case of 'Little Hans' -- 3. Sociology 1: On the Narcissism of Nostalgia -- 4. Sociology 2: Cultural Narcissism: Some Examples from Anglo-American Sociology -- 5. 'Exceptional' Woman and Exemplary Sociability: The Figure of the Narquette -- 6. From Narcissism to Melancholia, and Back Again .
Control code
FIEb17649341
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9781137333438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)886381186
Label
Narcissism and its discontents, Julie Walsh, University of Warwick, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. On the Introduction of Narcissism to Psychoanalytic Theory: 1914 and its Consequences -- 2. Socialising Narcissus via the Case of 'Little Hans' -- 3. Sociology 1: On the Narcissism of Nostalgia -- 4. Sociology 2: Cultural Narcissism: Some Examples from Anglo-American Sociology -- 5. 'Exceptional' Woman and Exemplary Sociability: The Figure of the Narquette -- 6. From Narcissism to Melancholia, and Back Again .
Control code
FIEb17649341
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9781137333438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)886381186

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