Mind Modernity Madness

Mind  Modernity  Madness

Training her analytic eye on manic depression and schizophrenia, Liah Greenfeld, in the culminating volume of her trilogy on nationalism, traces these dysfunctions to society’s overburdening demands for self-realization.

Author: Liah Greenfeld

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674074446

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

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A leading interpreter of modernity argues that our culture of limitless self-fulfillment is making millions mentally ill. Training her analytic eye on manic depression and schizophrenia, Liah Greenfeld, in the culminating volume of her trilogy on nationalism, traces these dysfunctions to society’s overburdening demands for self-realization.
Categories: Social Science

Nationalism

Nationalism

Over time, Greenfeld explains, this novel idea gave rise to an inclusive political identity of all people regardless of economic or social standing (national identity) and an extensive system of modern values—what we now call nationalism.

Author: Liah Greenfeld

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815737025

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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“We need a nation,” declared a certain Phillippe Grouvelle in the revolutionary year of 1789, “and the Nation will be born.”—from Nationalism Nationalism, often the scourge, always the basis of modern world politics, is spreading. In a way, all nations are willed into being. But a simple declaration, such as Grouvelle’s, is not enough. As historian Liah Greenfeld shows in her new book, a sense of nation—nationalism—is the product of the complex distillation of ideas and beliefs, and the struggles over them. Greenfeld takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the origins of the concept “nation” and how national consciousness has changed over the centuries. From its emergence in sixteenth century England, nationalism has been behind nearly every significant development in world affairs over succeeding centuries, including the American and French revolutions of the late eighteenth centuries and the authoritarian communism and fascism of the twentieth century. Now it has arrived as a mass phenomenon in China as well as gaining new life in the United States and much of Europe in the guise of populism. Written by an authority on the subject, Nationalism stresses the contradictory ways of how nationalism has been institutionalized in various places. On the one hand, nationalism has made possible the realities of liberal democracy, human rights, and individual self-determination. On the other hand, nationalism also has brought about authoritarian and racist regimes that negate the individual as an autonomous agent. That tension is all too apparent today.
Categories: Political Science

The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict

The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict

Greenfeld, L. (2006b) Nationalism and the Mind: Essays on Modern Culture.
Oxford: Oneworld. Greenfeld, L. (2013) Mind, Modernity, Madness. The Impact of
Culture on Human Experience. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Gregor,
A. J. ...

Author: Karl Cordell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317518921

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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A definitive global survey of the interaction of ethnicity, nationalism and politics, this handbook blends rigorous theoretically grounded analysis with empirically rich illustrations to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the contemporary debates on one of the most pervasive international security challenges today. Fully updated for the second edition, the book includes a new section which offers detailed analyses of contemporary cases of conflict such as in Ukraine, Kosovo, the African Great Lakes region and in the Kurdish areas across the Middle East, thus providing accessible examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice. The contributors offer a 360-degree perspective on ethnic conflict: from the theoretical foundations of nationalism and ethnicity to the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict, and to the various strategies adopted in response to it. Without privileging any specific explanation of why ethnic conflict happens at a particular place and time or why attempts at preventing or settling it might fail or succeed, The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict enables readers to gain a better insight into such defining moments in post-Cold War international history as the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and their respective consequences, the genocide in Rwanda, and the relative success of conflict settlement efforts in Northern Ireland. By contributing to understanding the varied and multiple causes of ethnic conflicts and to learning from the successes and failures of their prevention and settlement, the Handbook makes a powerful case that ethnic conflicts are neither unavoidable nor unresolvable, but rather that they require careful analysis and thoughtful and measured responses.
Categories: Political Science

Advanced Introduction to Nationalism

Advanced Introduction to Nationalism

topic addressed can be found in my trilogy Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity,
The Spirit of Capitalism: Nationalism and Economic Growth, and Mind, Modernity,
Madness: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience (Harvard University ...

Author: Liah Greenfeld

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785362552

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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This original Introduction presents nationalism as the most important social force shaping the ways modern people live their lives. It explains the formative influence of nationalism in the public spheres of politics and the economy, as well as the most private ones of emotional wellbeing and mental illness. Along the way, it illuminates widely used but rarely clarified concepts, such as social institution, revolution, ideology, and totalitarianism, and introduces new ones, like dignity capital, and nationalism as the double-helix of modern politics. Basing its conclusions on over 25 years of original comparative historical research, this book bears the characteristic Liah Greenfeld imprint: fact-based discussion, logical rigor, unexpected connections, and an exceptionally wide range of issues woven together to explain the way we live now.
Categories: Political Science

Research Handbook on Nationalism

Research Handbook on Nationalism

... Five Roads to Modernity (Harvard University Press, 1992), The Spirit of
Capitalism: Nationalism and Economic Growth (Harvard University Press, 2001),
and Mind, Modernity, Madness: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience (
Harvard ...

Author: Liah Greenfeld

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789903447

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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Assembling scholarship on the subject of nationalism from around the world, this Research Handbook brings to the attention of the reader research showcasing the unprecedented expansion of the scholarly field in general and offers a diversity of perspectives on the topic. It highlights the disarray in Western social sciences and the rise in the relative importance of previously independent scholarly traditions of China and post-Soviet societies. Nationalism is the field of study where the mutual relevance of these traditions is both most clearly evident and particularly consequential.
Categories: Political Science

Globalisation of Nationalism

Globalisation of Nationalism

Organised as an experiment testing the hypothesis, formulated in the Introduction, that behind the hottest political issues of the quarter-century after the Cold War lies globalisation of national consciousness, this collection of essays ...

Author: Liah Greenfeld

Publisher:

ISBN: 1785522140

Category: Nation-state and globalization

Page: 297

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"Organised as an experiment testing the hypothesis, formulated in the Introduction, that behind the hottest political issues of the quarter-century after the Cold War lies globalisation of national consciousness, this collection of essays unites authors from the four corners of the world. They focus on democratisation and its failure in Russia, transformations of identity in Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, North and South America, and South-East Asia, the rise of militant and political Islam, and the eruption of China onto the world stage. Collectively, the volume makes the argument that globalisation we are witnessing is, for the most part, the globalisation of competitive and antagonistic nationalism, which spreads to areas where it was not known earlier and into the sphere of religion, ostensibly indifferent to it, proving that nationalism remains the organising principle of politics inside nations as well as at transnational and international levels."--Back cover
Categories: Nation-state and globalization

Revels in Madness

Revels in Madness

" ---Louis Sass, author of Madness and Modernism "The scope of this book is daunting, ranging from madness in the ancient Greco-Roman world, to Christianized concepts of medieval folly, through the writings of early modern authors such as ...

Author: Allen Thiher

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472024477

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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"Fascinating and important . . . a work of prodigious scholarship, covering the entire history of Western thought and treating both literary and medical discourses with subtlety and verve." ---Louis Sass, author of Madness and Modernism "The scope of this book is daunting, ranging from madness in the ancient Greco-Roman world, to Christianized concepts of medieval folly, through the writings of early modern authors such as Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Descartes, and on to German Romantic philosophy, fin de siècle French poetry, and Freud . . . Artaud, Duras, and Plath." ---Isis "This provocative and closely argued work will reward many readers." ---Choice In Revels in Madness, Allen Thiher surveys a remarkable range of writers as he shows how conceptions of madness in literature have reflected the cultural assumptions of their era. Thiher underscores the transition from classical to modern theories of madness-a transition that began at the end of the Enlightenment and culminates in recent women's writing that challenges the postmodern understanding of madness as a fall from language or as a dysfunction of culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Madness and Modernity

Madness and Modernity

Chapter 5 Modernity follows madness ? ... confinement ( and treatment ) was a
city in itself , the highest point of which was a bright white and gold church , also a
Gesamtkunstwerk , designed with hygiene and unobstructed sightlines in mind .

Author: Nicola Imrie

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015080842647

Category: Art

Page: 166

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Ten essays exploring mental illness and the visual arts in Vienna at the turn of the last century includes an examination of the relationship between mental illness and modernism and the painting and sculpture of mentally ill figures by such artists as Ka
Categories: Art

Journeys Into Madness

Journeys Into Madness

This collection of essays uses the framework of journeys in order to highlight the diverse artistic, cultural, and medical responses to a peculiarly Viennese anxiety about the madness of modern times.

Author: Gemma Blackshaw

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857454584

Category: History

Page: 213

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At the turn of the century, Sigmund Freud's investigation of the mind represented a particular journey into mental illness, but it was not the only exploration of this 'territory' in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Sanatoriums were the new tourism destinations, psychiatrists were collecting art works produced by patients and writers were developing innovative literary techniques to convey a character's interior life. This collection of essays uses the framework of journeys in order to highlight the diverse artistic, cultural and medical responses to a peculiarly Viennese anxiety about the madness of modern times. The travellers of these journeys vary from patients to doctors, artists to writers, architects to composers and royalty to tourists; in engaging with their histories, the contributors reveal the different ways in which madness was experienced and represented in 'Vienna 1900'. Gemma Blackshaw is Reader in Art History at Plymouth University. She is currently working on a Leverhulme-funded book on portraiture in Vienna circa 1900. She co-curated the exhibition Madness and Modernity: Art, Architecture and Mental Illness in Vienna 1900 (London and Vienna, 2009-10) and co-edited the exhibition catalogue. Sabine Wieber is Lecturer in Art History at the University of Glasgow. She has published on German and Austrian design culture, German national identity and constructions of gender in Vienna circa 1900. She co-curated the exhibition Madness and Modernity: Art, Architecture and Mental Illness in Vienna 1900 (Vienna, 2010).
Categories: History

Albert Camus Critique of Modernity

Albert Camus  Critique of Modernity

1 Two years later Camus describes the “madness” of modernity by returning once
again to the story of Odysseus and Calypso.The nature of modern life ... We, who
have thrown both the universe and mind out of orbit, find such threats amusing.

Author: Ronald D. Srigley

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826219244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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"Albert Camus' Critique of Modernity presents the decisive vision of that ultimate project: to critique Christianity, modernity, and the relationship between them and also to restore the Greek wisdom that had been eclipsed by both traditions. In contrastto much current scholarship, which interprets Camus' concerns as modern or even postmodern, Srigley contends that Camus' ambition ran in the opposite direction of history--that his principal aim was to articulate the themes of the ancients, highlighting Greek anthropology and political philosophy." -- Provided by Publisher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modernity a World of Confusion Effects

Modernity  a World of Confusion  Effects

You call man unjust and cruel because you have a standard in your mind. The
courts say ... But moral truths do exist independently of the mind. Truth is that
which ... The universe is a product of a rational mind, not madness. It should be
clear ...

Author: Jack Stanfield

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465321848

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

View: 980

This book examines the modern culture and its effects. These include dehumanization and degradation of people, growth of indifferent and legalistic attitudes, arbitrary justice, increased antisocial behavior, and disregard for the sacred, religious, and life itself, as our throwaway society becomes more selfish and prideful. Comfort and pleasure now trump virtue and discipline. This has produced self-centered individuals that reject traditions and who are rebelling against all authority. The culture now condones the seven deadly sins as the norm, causing a decline in the health and spirit of the nation. Technology, legislatures, and courts are progressively limiting parents ability to instill traditional values and to protect their children from predators. The media views freedom as license, and nihilism is rising. Sinuous pleasures, self-indulgence, and feelings over logical thinking are emphasized. Logic is replaced by experiential and inferential thinking that easily misleads. A brave new world is being foisted on the public that, instead of producing happy and healthy citizens, leads to anger, frustration, depression, sickness, and lost hope. A conundrum exists: wanting it all may mean that everything that is important is lost. Hope lies in recapturing our Christian roots, as 80 percent of Americans claim to believe in God. By their actions, these citizens hold the key to moderating the culture by holding firm to their belief in God, country, family, traditions, and honor. To effect change, they must, however, make Jesus love known through charity, and their voices heard in the marketplace of ideas.
Categories: Philosophy

Asfuriyyeh

Asfuriyyeh

"How 'Asfuriyyeh, one of the first modern psychiatric hospitals in the the Middle East, influenced the complex relationships between pathology and modernity in the region (and beyond)"--

Author: Joelle M. Abi-Rached

Publisher: Culture and Psychiatry

ISBN: 0262044749

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 599

"How 'Asfuriyyeh, one of the first modern psychiatric hospitals in the the Middle East, influenced the complex relationships between pathology and modernity in the region (and beyond)"--
Categories: History

Disability postmodernity

Disability postmodernity

Conclusion We have outlined above some aspects of dominant expert discourse
on madness and distress and their impact ... impairment is taken to refer to
assumed biological characteristics of the body and mind , is likely to be
problematic .

Author: Mairian Corker

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 0826450563

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 748

This text looks at the study of disablity within the context of the "postmodern" world of the 21st century. The authors aim to demystify the concept of postmodernity and to suggest ways in which it fosters a holistic approach to the study of disability.
Categories: Social Science

Modernity Modernism Postmodernism

Modernity  Modernism  Postmodernism

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: Univ Santiago de Compostela

ISBN: 8481218197

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 185

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Categories: Literature, Modern

Paideuma

Paideuma

MODERNITY AND THE MANAGEMENT OF MADNESS IN COLONIAL FIJI *
Jacqueline Leckie Long before Michel ... Just as colonial projects attempted to '
colonise the mind ' ( Durutalo 1983 ) , so ' modern ' structures , treatments and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068949398

Category: Civilization

Page:

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Categories: Civilization

Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche

Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche

ACM explanationfor madness could proceed as follows:normally life force (qi)
flows smoothly through functional systems. ... congealing;the heartmind lacking
itsnormal qi and blood sustenancebecame uneasy, andone could
notsleepatnight.

Author: A. Kipnis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137268969

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Rapid industrialization, urbanization, and marketization have led to startling social changes in reform-era China. Mindful of the many forms of social theory that relate modernity to individualism, this volume addresses social and cultural change through the lens of psychological anthropology.
Categories: Social Science

Enchantments of Modernity

Enchantments of Modernity

My five-year-old mind couldn't fathom the fuss, but I was insinuated in the
excitement. ... To recount this tale is neither to readily dismiss the enticements of
modernity as attributes of a false consciousness, nor to merely elide such
seductions with the fetish of commodities. ... Farred for seeing the venture
through production, also providing in due course bagfuls of fun and friendship,
mirth and madness.

Author: Saurabh Dube

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136516894

Category: History

Page: 300

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The notion of modernity hinges on a break with the past, such as superstitions, medieval worlds, and hierarchical traditions. It follows that modernity suggests the disenchantment of the world, yet the processes of modernity also create their own enchantments in the mapping and making of the modern world. Straddling a range of disciplines and perspectives, the essays in this edited volume eschew programmatic solutions, focusing instead in new ways on subjects of slavery and memory, global transformations and vernacular and vernacular modernity, imperial imperatives and nationalist knowledge, cosmopolitan politics and liberal democracy, and governmental effects and everyday affects. It is in these ways that the volume attempts to unravel the enchantments of modernity, in order to approach anew modernity's constitutive terms, formative limits, and particular possibilities.
Categories: History

Psychologization and the Subject of Late Modernity

Psychologization and the Subject of Late Modernity

... reason from unreason and normality from madness (Parker, 1995, p. 12).1 This
modern subject and his modern mind could not but give rise to the discipline of
psychology that was to emancipate itself from the broader terrain of philosophy.

Author: Jan De Vos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137269225

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Jan De Vos's second book on psychologization argues that psychology IS psychologization, a phenomenon traced back from Late-Modernity to the Enlightenment. Engaging with seminal thinkers such La Mettrie, Husserl, Lasch and Agamben, the book teases out the limits of psychoanalysis as a critical tool.
Categories: Social Science

Disenchanted Modernity in Robert Kroetsch s The Studhorse Man

Disenchanted Modernity in Robert Kroetsch s The Studhorse Man

... and no artistic creation without inspiration - which is not at all the same thing as
Demeter's consciously faked madness . ... so entirely under the sway of human
technologies that set at odds the would - be - sovereign mind and the instinctual ...

Author: Francis Zichy

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 143310833X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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This book undertakes a detailed reading of Robert Kroetsch's The Studhorse Man, examining this Canadian novel in its transnational historical and socio-cultural context. Key subject headings are biology and culture, sex and gender, eugenics and contraception, writing and reading. The overarching theme is «disenchanted modernity» in the twentieth-century, the systematic displacement of the divine and natural order by a humanly ordained social regime, and by forms of social engineering that brought to bear the full force of modern science, invasively to alter the most fundamental conditions of human life. The more immediate literary frames of reference are Greek mythology, early Christian debates on the body and marriage, and the lore of the North American Aboriginal trickster, as these are deployed and alluded to in Kroetsch's novel. In establishing the sources and contexts of The Studhorse Man, this study examines Robert Kroetsch's early drafts of the novel, and his many notes taken and clippings assembled during its composition. An effort has been made to appeal to a wide range of general and academic readers alike by avoiding specialized jargon and adopting a cross-disciplinary approach. This book will be of interest to scholars of literature and literary theory, and of use in courses on literature and the novel, on masculinity and gender studies, and on cultural history in the twentieth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Political Theory and Modernity

Political Theory and Modernity

17 The specific madness lurking in each soul is likely to emerge during
drunkenness , when some lapse into ... when they walk alone without care and
employment of the mind , would be unwilling the vanity and extravagance of their
thoughts ...

Author: William E. Connolly

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029949594

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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Modernity is marked by acrimonious debate over the form of the good society and the proper shape of politics. But these struggles are set within a frame that supports some arguments and rules other possibilities out of contention. If late-modernity is a time of danger as well as significant achievement, it is necessary to ask: how can we become more reflective about the economies of thought that have governed modern political discourse? William Connolly clarifies the affinities binding together disparate theorists who have sought to comprehend the shape and prospects of modernity. He reveals how thinkers adamantly opposed to one another at one level implicitly share assumptions and demands at a more basic level; and invites Nietzsche - the thinker who disturbs modern theories by assessing them from the hypothetical perspective of a non-modern future - to expose patterns of insistence inside the theories of his predecessors.
Categories: Political Science