Postmodernity and Its Discontents

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When Freud wrote his classic Civilization and its Discontents, hewas concerned with repression. Modern civilization depends upon theconstraint of impulse, the limiting of self expression. Today, in the time of modernity, Bauman argues, Freud's analysis nolonger holds good, if it ever did. The regulation of desire turnsfrom an irritating necessity into an assault against individualfreedom. In the postmodern era, the liberty of the individual isthe overriding value, the criterion in terms of which all socialrules and ...

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

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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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