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The Informed Heart: The Human Condition in Modern Mass Society

£17.99

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Good condition hardback. Some wear to dust jacket, with discolouration on spine. Well-bound. Browning on page edges. Signed and dated by previous owner. Otherwise no markings or annotations.

The dehumanization of man has been in the last thirty years one of the most important factors in the various struggles for domination that our society has had to witness. Out of his own experiences in Dachau and Buchenwald and from his knowledge as a practicing psychoanalyst both before and after the rise and fall of the Nazi regime Bruno Bettelheim has described in terrifying detail the breakdown of human behaviour under extreme conditions. He shows how "a repressive regime can so disintegrate the personality of adults that out of pure anxiety they can finally believe what they would know to be false if their anxiety permitted them to know it." He shows, with many examples, how in the personalities of those who were subjected to the extremes of Nazism the death wish became the dominant characteristic and how, in the badly integrated personalities created by this regime, the death wish became in the concentration camp a herd instinct as well. This important book also contains sections on the psychological issues involved in such a wide ranging subjects as children's television and automation. This is a highly important book for all those who are interested in the workings of the human mind.

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Author(s):
Bettelheim, Bruno
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 14.4 x 3.2 cm
Edition:
1960
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
309
Publisher:
Thames and Hudson
Title:
The Informed Heart: The Human Condition in Modern Mass Society

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Good condition hardback. Some wear to dust jacket, with discolouration on spine. Well-bound. Browning on page edges. Signed and dated by previous owner. Otherwise no markings or annotations.

The dehumanization of man has been in the last thirty years one of the most important factors in the various struggles for domination that our society has had to witness. Out of his own experiences in Dachau and Buchenwald and from his knowledge as a practicing psychoanalyst both before and after the rise and fall of the Nazi regime Bruno Bettelheim has described in terrifying detail the breakdown of human behaviour under extreme conditions. He shows how "a repressive regime can so disintegrate the personality of adults that out of pure anxiety they can finally believe what they would know to be false if their anxiety permitted them to know it." He shows, with many examples, how in the personalities of those who were subjected to the extremes of Nazism the death wish became the dominant characteristic and how, in the badly integrated personalities created by this regime, the death wish became in the concentration camp a herd instinct as well. This important book also contains sections on the psychological issues involved in such a wide ranging subjects as children's television and automation. This is a highly important book for all those who are interested in the workings of the human mind.

Author(s):
Bettelheim, Bruno
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 14.4 x 3.2 cm
Edition:
1960
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
309
Publisher:
Thames and Hudson
Title:
The Informed Heart: The Human Condition in Modern Mass Society

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