Postmodernity and Its Discontents

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When Freud wrote his classic Civilization and its Discontents, he was concerned with repression. Modern civilization depends upon the constraint of impulse, the limiting of self expression. Today, in the time of modernity, Bauman argues, Freud's analysis no longer holds good, if it ever did. The regulation of desire turns from an irritating necessity into an assault against individual freedom. In the postmodern era, the liberty of the individual is the overriding value, the criterion in terms of which all social rules ...

Postmodernity and Its Discontents 1997, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745617916

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Postmodernity and Its Discontents 1997, New York University Press, New York

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Postmodernity and Its Discontents 1997, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

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