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The Resource The structural trauma of western culture : toward the end of humanity, Yochai Ataria ; translated by Donna Bossin

The structural trauma of western culture : toward the end of humanity, Yochai Ataria ; translated by Donna Bossin

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The structural trauma of western culture : toward the end of humanity
Title
The structural trauma of western culture
Title remainder
toward the end of humanity
Statement of responsibility
Yochai Ataria ; translated by Donna Bossin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book describes the diverse manifestations of trauma and the ways in which trauma has shaped—and dismantled—our culture. Yochai Ataria describes how we are addicted to trauma and have become both its avid producers and consumers. Consequently, the culture in which we live has become posttraumatic in the deepest sense. This is apparent in the products that have shaped and continue to shape Western culture, ranging from the biblical sacrifice of Isaac to Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Ataria exposes the primary attributes of this so-called posttraumatic culture: sacrifice through action, an uncontrolled lust for blood, an inability to speak and describe things in words, a sense of foulness and alienation, emotional death, imperviousness, separation, and an overwhelming sense of exile.
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Ataria, Yochai
Dewey number
155.93
Index
index present
LC call number
BF175.5.P75
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychic trauma
  • Psychic trauma and mass media
  • Psychic trauma in motion pictures
  • Psychic trauma in literature
Label
The structural trauma of western culture : toward the end of humanity, Yochai Ataria ; translated by Donna Bossin
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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
Introduction -- 1. The Sources of Western Trauma: From the Akeda of Isaac to Kafka -- 2. Toward Post-Humanity: A Literary Consideration -- 3. A Serious Man -- 4. The Crisis of Manhood -- 5. The New God of Anarchy -- 6. The Body in the Post-Modern Era: A View from Captivity -- 7. K's Fatalistic World -- 8. This is the End: a World of Silence -- 9. Techno rather than Guns -- 10. Culture-Trauma: Some Critical Remarks
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319532271
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-53228-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
on1001287915
Label
The structural trauma of western culture : toward the end of humanity, Yochai Ataria ; translated by Donna Bossin
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
Introduction -- 1. The Sources of Western Trauma: From the Akeda of Isaac to Kafka -- 2. Toward Post-Humanity: A Literary Consideration -- 3. A Serious Man -- 4. The Crisis of Manhood -- 5. The New God of Anarchy -- 6. The Body in the Post-Modern Era: A View from Captivity -- 7. K's Fatalistic World -- 8. This is the End: a World of Silence -- 9. Techno rather than Guns -- 10. Culture-Trauma: Some Critical Remarks
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319532271
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-53228-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
on1001287915

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