Subjectivity and Identity : Between Modernity and Postmodernity

By: Zima, Peter VMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandBloomsbury Studies in Philosophy: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (345 p.)ISBN: 9781780938271Subject(s): Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Literature, ModernGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Subjectivity and Identity : Between Modernity and PostmodernityDDC classification: 150 LOC classification: PR401Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover page; Halftitle page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; I Theories of the Subject: Definitions of the Term and the State of the Debate; 1 The concept of subject and the subject of theory; (a) Individual and collective subjects in society and language; (b) Subject and actant: Infra-individual, individual, artificial and supra-individual actants as subjects; (c) Individual and collective subjects as discursive instances: Subjectivity, individuality, identity; (d) The subject of theory; 2 The state of the debate
(a) From existentialism to postmodernity: Philosophy(b) From the lonely crowd to the social movement: Sociology; (c) From psychoanalysis and the theory of personality to social psychology: The discontent in culture and society; (d) Individual subjectivity in linguistics and the theory of literature; 3 Aporias of the individual subject in modernity and postmodernity; Notes; II Subjectivity Between Metaphysics and Modernism: The Subject as a Fundamental, Subjugated and Disintegrating Instance; 1 Subjectivity from Descartes and Kant to Fichte: 'Monsieur Teste'
2 From Hegel to Marxism: Omnipotence and impotence of the subject3 Vischer, Stirner and Kierkegaard as critics of Hegel: Particularity, contingency, chance and dream; 4 Nietzsche's criticism of the metaphysical concept of subject: Ambivalence, particularization and nature; 5 From Nietzsche and Kierkegaard to Sartre: Sartre's critique of surrealism and psychoanalysis; 6 From Nietzsche to Critical Theory: Subjectivity, mimesis, alterity; 7 Adorno, Freud and Broch: The 'weakness of the I', the 'discontent in civilization' and the 'theory of mass hysteria'
8 The crisis of the subject in the literature of modernism: Nature and contingency as menace and liberation9 From modernism to postmodernism: A Clockwork Orange; Notes; III Disintegration and Submission of the Individual Subject in Postmodernity: Philosophy and Psychology; 1 From Adorno to Lyotard: The ambivalence of the sublime between modernity and postmodernity; 2 The linguistic subversion of subjects: Between iterability and iterativity; 3 From Laing to Vattimo: 'Divided self ' and sogget to scisso; 4 From Laing to Goff man and Foucault: Stigmatization and organized experience
5 Ideological reification and 'normalization' of the subject: From Foucault and Althusser to 'normalism'6 From Althusser to Lacan: The 'decentred subject' as a subjugated and disintegrating instance; 7 Psychosociology of narcissism: The individual subject in postmodern indifference; 8 Feminist concepts of subjectivity between modernity and postmodernity: From Virginia Woolf to dialogical subjectivity; Notes; IV The Dialectics of Individual Subjectivity from a Sociological Viewpoint; 1 The crisis of individual subjectivity in late modern sociology
2 The decline of subjectivity in a media world: From Bourdieu to Baudrillard
Summary: Subjectivity and Identity is a philosophical and interdisciplinary study that critically evaluates critically the most important philosophical, sociological, psychological and literary debates on subjectivity and the subject. Starting from a history of the concept of the subject from modernity to postmodernity - from Descartes and Kant to Adorno and Lyotard - Peter V. Zima distinguishes between individual, collective, mythical and other subjects. Most texts on subjectivity and the subject present the topic from the point of view of a single discipline: philosophy, sociology, psychology or the
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Cover page; Halftitle page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; I Theories of the Subject: Definitions of the Term and the State of the Debate; 1 The concept of subject and the subject of theory; (a) Individual and collective subjects in society and language; (b) Subject and actant: Infra-individual, individual, artificial and supra-individual actants as subjects; (c) Individual and collective subjects as discursive instances: Subjectivity, individuality, identity; (d) The subject of theory; 2 The state of the debate

(a) From existentialism to postmodernity: Philosophy(b) From the lonely crowd to the social movement: Sociology; (c) From psychoanalysis and the theory of personality to social psychology: The discontent in culture and society; (d) Individual subjectivity in linguistics and the theory of literature; 3 Aporias of the individual subject in modernity and postmodernity; Notes; II Subjectivity Between Metaphysics and Modernism: The Subject as a Fundamental, Subjugated and Disintegrating Instance; 1 Subjectivity from Descartes and Kant to Fichte: 'Monsieur Teste'

2 From Hegel to Marxism: Omnipotence and impotence of the subject3 Vischer, Stirner and Kierkegaard as critics of Hegel: Particularity, contingency, chance and dream; 4 Nietzsche's criticism of the metaphysical concept of subject: Ambivalence, particularization and nature; 5 From Nietzsche and Kierkegaard to Sartre: Sartre's critique of surrealism and psychoanalysis; 6 From Nietzsche to Critical Theory: Subjectivity, mimesis, alterity; 7 Adorno, Freud and Broch: The 'weakness of the I', the 'discontent in civilization' and the 'theory of mass hysteria'

8 The crisis of the subject in the literature of modernism: Nature and contingency as menace and liberation9 From modernism to postmodernism: A Clockwork Orange; Notes; III Disintegration and Submission of the Individual Subject in Postmodernity: Philosophy and Psychology; 1 From Adorno to Lyotard: The ambivalence of the sublime between modernity and postmodernity; 2 The linguistic subversion of subjects: Between iterability and iterativity; 3 From Laing to Vattimo: 'Divided self ' and sogget to scisso; 4 From Laing to Goff man and Foucault: Stigmatization and organized experience

5 Ideological reification and 'normalization' of the subject: From Foucault and Althusser to 'normalism'6 From Althusser to Lacan: The 'decentred subject' as a subjugated and disintegrating instance; 7 Psychosociology of narcissism: The individual subject in postmodern indifference; 8 Feminist concepts of subjectivity between modernity and postmodernity: From Virginia Woolf to dialogical subjectivity; Notes; IV The Dialectics of Individual Subjectivity from a Sociological Viewpoint; 1 The crisis of individual subjectivity in late modern sociology

2 The decline of subjectivity in a media world: From Bourdieu to Baudrillard

Subjectivity and Identity is a philosophical and interdisciplinary study that critically evaluates critically the most important philosophical, sociological, psychological and literary debates on subjectivity and the subject. Starting from a history of the concept of the subject from modernity to postmodernity - from Descartes and Kant to Adorno and Lyotard - Peter V. Zima distinguishes between individual, collective, mythical and other subjects. Most texts on subjectivity and the subject present the topic from the point of view of a single discipline: philosophy, sociology, psychology or the

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Peter V. Zima was Professor of General and Comparative Literature at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria until 2012. He was elected corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna) in 1998 and member of the European Academy (London) in 2010. In 2014 he was appointed honorary professor of the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China.

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