Discontent and its Civilizations

Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London Mohsin Hamid. 10 Discontent
and Its Civilizations Uniting Pakistan's Minority and Majority Osama bin Laden's
Death Discontent and Its Civilizations R ECENTLY IWAS strolling along ...

Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069818503X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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From the bestselling author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Exit West, coming in March 2017, “a near-perfect essay collection, filled with insight, compassion, and intellect." (NPR) Mohsin Hamid’s brilliant, moving, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, they have earned him a reputation as a “master critic of the modern global condition” (Foreign Policy). His stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family, identity. Here he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination, and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge. A “water lily” who has called three countries on three continents his home—Pakistan, the birthplace to which he returned as a young father; the United States, where he spent his childhood and young adulthood; and Britain, where he married and became a citizen—Hamid writes about overlapping worlds with fluidity and penetrating insight. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the scarifying headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East, beyond stereotype and assumption, and helps to bring a dazzling diverse global culture within emotional and intellectual reach.

Civilization and Its Discontents

Presents the eminent Austrian psychoanalyst's views on the irreconcilable antagonism between instinctual drives and the repressive attitudes of civilization.

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393059953

Category: History

Page: 192

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Presents the eminent Austrian psychoanalyst's views on the irreconcilable antagonism between instinctual drives and the repressive attitudes of civilization.

French Civilization and Its Discontents

Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking volume demonstrate how literature, history and other aspects of what is considered French civilization have been shaped by ...

Author: Tyler Edward Stovall

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739106471

Category: History

Page: 374

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French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era. Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking volume demonstrate how literature, history and other aspects of what is considered French civilization have been shaped by processes of creolization and differentiation.

Civilization and Its Discontents

But although written against the backdrop of these events , Civilization draws its
power from Freud ' s claim that a fundamental discontent , an existential unease ,
is not contingent on historical particulars but rather is a necessary outgrowth of a
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Author: Thomas Parisi

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 158

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Analyzes Freud's "Civilization and Its Discontents" and explores the connections between Freud's philosophical views on the human condition and the substance and development of his theory.

The Blinding Torch

He can only lamely wish to “ vindicate himself in some way , to assert his
manhood ” ( 80 ) – even if he remains ... Illusion and Civilization and Its
Discontents is essentially Horkheimer and Adorno ' s premise : that “ the history of
civilization is ...

Author: Brian W. Shaffer

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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From the end of the nineteenth century until World War II, questions concerning the ideal nature and current state of "civilization" preoccupied the British public. In a provocative work of both cultural and literary criticism, Brian W. Shaffer explores this debate, showing how representative novels of five British modernists -- Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Malcolm Lowry -- address the same issues that engaged such social theorists as Herbert Spencer, Oswald Spengler, Clive Bell, and Sigmund Freud. In examining the intersection of literary discourse and cultural rhetoric, Shaffer draws on the interpretive strategies of Mikhail Bakhtin, Terry Eagleton, Clifford Geertz, and others. He demonstrates that such disparate fictions as Heart of Darkness, The Secret Agent, The Plumed Serpent, Dubliners, Ulysses, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Under the Volcano all portray civilization in the paradoxical image of blindness and insight, obfuscation and enlightenment -- as a blinding torch that captivates the eye while it obscures the vision.

Civilization and Its Contents

"Civilization" is a constantly invoked term. It is used by both politicians and scholars. How useful, in fact, is this term? Civilization and Its Contents traces the origins of the concept in the eighteenth century.

Author: Bruce Mazlish

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804750831

Category: History

Page: 188

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"Civilization" is a constantly invoked term. It is used by both politicians and scholars. How useful, in fact, is this term? Civilization and Its Contents traces the origins of the concept in the eighteenth century. It shows its use as a colonial ideology, and then as a support for racism. The term was extended to a dead society, Egyptian civilization, and was appropriated by Japan, China, and Islamic countries. This latter development lays the groundwork for the contemporary call for a "dialogue of civilizations." The author proposes instead that today the use of the term "civilization" has a global meaning, with local variants recognized as cultures. It may be more appropriate, however, to abandon the name "civilization" and to focus on a new understanding of the civilizing process.

Molly Blooms

... recognize the expression of self-love — of narcissism" (34); and in Civilization
and Its Discontents Freud puts this even more ... of people in love, so long as
there are people left over to receive the manifestation of their aggressiveness" (
61).

Author: Richard Pearce

Publisher:

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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This critical study of the character of Molly Bloom attempts to bring her from the margin to the centre of Ulysses. 12 scholars examine Penelope from the points of view of cultural studies, feminism, new historicism, popular culture, postmodernism and postcolonialism. As a result, they produce a multiplicity of Molly Blooms and illuminate the many positions she occupies in Joyce's novel.

Civilization and Its Discontents

Author: Philip Roth

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Page: 75

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The Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Association

... enables wealth to monopolize the growth of the country , the development of its
in tain geographical districts . best lands at nominal prices , and the
encouragedustries , the evolution of its civilization . The The assumed causes of
discontent ...

Author: American Iron and Steel Association

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Category: Iron industry and trade

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South Atlantic Review

Chapter 5 , “ Discontent and Its Civilization : Rereading Joyce ' s ' Paralyzed
Dubliner , ” yields perhaps the greatest number of fresh insights into the primary
texts . Breaking from his earlier methodology in pairing novelists with
contemporary ...

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The Neighborhood and Its Discontents

As a result, the development of civilization is met by resistance on the part of the
libido, just as discontent is the registered emotion experienced by the subject of
civilization. Not only is there hostility, but also, Freud suggests, ambivalence: ...

Author: Andrew C. Wegley

Publisher:

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Page: 602

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Assimilation and Its Discontents

... winter of our discontent " -expresses ambiguity and dissatisfaction at the very
moment his group's cause has triumphed . The same word appears in Sigmund
Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents , which analyzes compromises required
for ...

Author: Barry M. Rubin

Publisher: Crown

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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Explores the diverse ways in which Jews have changed themselves to become part of modern society and, at the same time, influenced those societies they entered, in a study of the unique character of Jewish identity

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

"Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamid's] book is nearly that good." –Alan Cheuse, NPR ...

Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110160378X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 540

"Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamid's] book is nearly that good." –Alan Cheuse, NPR "Marvelous and moving." –TIME Magazine From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy’s quest for wealth and love His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world’s pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation—and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.” It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.

Moth Smoke

The debut novel from the internationally bestselling author of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Moth Smoke, Mohsin Hamid’s deftly conceived first novel, immediately marked him as an ...

Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617691

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The debut novel from the internationally bestselling author of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Moth Smoke, Mohsin Hamid’s deftly conceived first novel, immediately marked him as an uncommonly gifted and ambitious young literary talent to watch when it was published in 2000. It tells the story of Daru Shezad, who, fired from his banking job in Lahore, begins a decline that plummets the length of Hamid’s sharply drawn, subversive tale. Fast-paced and unexpected, Moth Smoke was ahead of its time in portraying a contemporary Pakistan far more vivid and complex than the exoticized images of South Asia then familiar to the West. It established Mohsin Hamid as an internationally important writer of substance and imagination and the premier Pakistani author of our time, a promise he has amply fulfilled with each successive book. This debut novel, meanwhile, remains as compelling and deeply relevant to the moment as when it appeared more than a decade ago.

The Mind and Its Discontents

The development of civilization imposes restrictions on it , and justice demands
that no one shall escape those restrictions . What makes itself felt in a human
community as a desire for freedom may be their revolt against some existing
injustice ...

Author: Grant Gillett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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The author argues that to understand mental illness fully requires more than a study of biological models of mental processes and pathologies. He stresses that the causes of human mental disorders are to be found in human interactions.

Bulletin of the British Psychological Society

95 ( 0 631 14227 4 ) Madness and Modernity C . R . BADCOCK This
controversial extension of Freud ' s Civilization and its Discontents and the author
' s earlier book The Psychoanalysis of Culture might well have been entitled '
Discontent ...

Author: British Psychological Society

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Category: Psychology

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Civilization Society and Religion

"Civilized" Sexual Morality and Modern Nervous Illness, Vol.

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140138023

Category: Civilization

Page: 384

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"Civilized" Sexual Morality and Modern Nervous Illness, Vol. IX (1959); Thoughts for the Times on War and Death, Vol. XIV (1957); Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, Vol.XVIII (1955); The Future of an Illusion, Civilization and its Discontents, Vol. XXI (1961); Why War?, Vol. XXII (1964).

Freedom Its Discontents

has to do with the nature of civilization itself : the demands it puts upon the
individual psyche and its cost to individuals in terms of happiness or satisfaction .
Freud sees the tension between the order of civilization and individual instinct as
 ...

Author: Peter Marin

Publisher:

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Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Evokes Thoreau in his ability...powerful stuff. --L.A. Daily News

China and the Chinese

A General Description of the Country and Its Inhabitants ; Its Civilization and Form
of Government ; Its Religious and Social Institutions ; Its Intercourse with ... An
ode on discontent , from the same work , is as follows : “ ODE ON DISCONTENT .

Author: John Livingston Nevius

Publisher:

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Category: China

Page: 456

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