Subjectivity and Identity : Between Modernity and PostmodernityMaterial type: TextSeries: 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
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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