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Narcissism and its discontents, Julie Walsh, (electronic book)

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Narcissism and its discontents
Title
Narcissism and its discontents
Statement of responsibility
Julie Walsh
Creator
Subject
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.
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UK-WkNB
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Walsh, Julie
Dewey number
616.85854
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Studies in the psychosocial
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  • Narcissism
  • Socialization
Summary expansion
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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Narcissism and its discontents, Julie Walsh, (electronic book)
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Publication
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
9781137333445
Extent
192 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137333438
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Narcissism and its discontents, Julie Walsh, (electronic book)
Publication
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
9781137333445
Extent
192 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137333438
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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