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About this product
- Author(s)Dr. Ross Abbinnett
- PublisherContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication14/03/2013
- GenrePolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Weight484 g
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction: Elements of the Politics of Happiness 1. Liberalism and the Uses of Desire The Governance of Pain and Pleasure The Science of Wellbeing Life Beyond Contentment Death and the New World Order 2. Postmodernism, or, The Dream of Limitless Excess Aesthetic Consolations Art, Irony, and Romanticism The Tragedy of Pure Culture Simulacra of Happiness 3. Marxism and the Beautiful Object of Labour Organic Labour and Species Being Happiness and Revolutionary Materialism Work, Servitude, and Ressentiment Socialism and the Messianic 4. Fascism and the Pleasure of Self-Destruction The Essence of Fascism Anxiety and Modern Desire Reactionary Love and 'The People' Spectres of Fascism 5. Religion and the Love of the Sacred Religion in the Disenchanted World Faith and Enlightenment Orthodoxy and the Death of God The Ecstasy of the Sacred Conclusion: Happiness and Catastrophic Modernity
- Author BiographyRoss Abbinnett is Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Theory, University of Birmingham, UK. His main research interests lie in the areas of social and political theory, culture and aesthetics, and technology and society. He has published extensively in these fields, including Truth and Social Science (Sage, 1998), Culture and Identity (Sage, 2003), and Marxism After Modernity (Palgrave, 2006).
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