Anatomies of Modern Discontent
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Introduction: Modernity’s Challenges to Self Part I: New Patterns of Social Experience 1. Karl Marx: Alienation under Capitalism 2. Emile Durkheim: The Search for Social Connection 3. Max Weber: Rationalization’s Iron Grip 4. Georg Simmel: Marginality as the Modern Condition 5. Erich Kahler: Split from Without – and Within 6. Robert Nisbet: The Eclipse of Community 7. Robert Bellah: Communitarianism and Religion in a Post-Traditional World 8. Daniel Bell: Capitalism’s Contradictions 9. Hannah Arendt: Politics as Possibility Part II: Culture Transformed 10. Johan Huizinga: The Decline of the Play Spirit 11. Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno: The Perils of Enlightenment 12. David Riesman: Seeking Autonomy in the Other-Directed Society 13. Daniel Boorstin: Extravagant Expectations 14. Lewis Mumford: In the Shadows of the Machine 15. Jane Jacobs: Cities Where People Matter 16. Marshall Berman: Swimming in the Maelstrom 17. Christopher Lasch: Cultural Narcissism 18. Juliet Schor: The Work and Spend Cycle Part III: Forms of Inequality 18. C. Wright Mills: Social Structure, Elites, and Masses 19. Michel Foucault: Knowledge as Control 20. Simone De Beauvoir: Woman as Other 21. W.E.B. Du Bois: Divided Consciousness 22. Franz Fanon: The Long Reach of Colonialism 23. Margaret Mead: The Enculturation of Gender 24. Lillian Rubin: Worlds of Pain 25. Betty Friedan: Responding to Traps of Gender and Age 26. William Julius Wilson: Dilemmas of the Truly Disadvantaged Part IV: Modern Selves 27. Sigmund Freud: Repression and Other Conflicts 28. Erich Fromm: Society Against Self 29. Herbert Marcuse: Resistance in the Affluent Society 30. Norman O. Brown: Embracing Life – and Death 31. Jean-Paul Sartre: Nausea – and Reorientation 32. Erving Goffman: Managing Modern Identities 33. Arlie Hochschild: Commercialized Feeling 34. Anthony Giddens: Challenges to Self in a Runaway World 35. Kenneth Gergen: Saturated Selves 36. Martin Buber: Personhood as Dialogue Conclusion: An Anatomy of Modern Discontent

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Thomas S. Henricks is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Elon University, United States. He is the author of Selves, Societies, and Emotions: Understanding the Pathways of Experience; Play and the Human Condition; Play: A Basic Pathway to the Self; and Play Reconsidered: Sociological Perspectives on Human Expression and the co-editor of Handbook for the Study of Play.

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