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Power and innocence : a search for the sources of violence

Author: Rollo May
Publisher: New York, NY : Norton, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Synopsis: Stressing the positive, creative aspects of power and innocence, Rollo May offers a way of thinking about the problems of contemporary society.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rollo May
ISBN: 0393010651 9780393010657
OCLC Number: 354215
Description: 283 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part 1: Madness And Powerlessness --
Powerlessness corrupts --
Madness and society --
Powerlessness and drugs --
Cry for significance --
Argument of this book --
2: Innocence and the end of an era --
Greening and the parching of America --
Other forms of innocence --
3: Language: the first casualty --
Distrust of words --
Obscenity and violence --
Words and symbols --
Words and experience --
Part 2: Black And Impotent: The Life Of Mercedes --
Missing anger --
Rites of rebirth --
Violence as life-destroying and life-giving --
5: Meaning of power --
Defining power --
Power and the intellectuals --
Kinds of power --
Exploitative --
Manipulative --
Competitive --
Nutrient --
Integrative --
Power and love --
6: Power to be --
Origins of power in childhood --
Life of Oliver --
Self-affirmation --
Self-assertion --
7: Aggression --
Meaning of aggression --
Varieties of aggression --
Psychology of aggression --
Destructive aggression --
Constructive aggression --
8: Ecstasy and violence --
Violence in literature --
Ecstasy in war --
Search for recognition --
9: Anatomy of violence --
Psychoneurological aspects of violence --
Varieties of violence --
Destructive violence --
Constructive violence --
Part 3: Innocence And Murder --
Tragic day at Kent State --
Guardsmen --
Billy Budd's tragic flaw --
Virgins and dragons --
11 Humanity of the rebel --
Civilization needs the rebel --
Rebel and society: a dialectic --
Artist as rebel --
Limits of the rebel --
12: Toward new community --
Farewell to innocence --
If I could have found my tongue --
Love and power --
Toward a new ethic --
Notes --
Index.
Other Titles: Search for the sources of violence
Power & innocence
Responsibility: Rollo May.

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Synopsis: Stressing the positive, creative aspects of power and innocence, Rollo May offers a way of thinking about the problems of contemporary society.

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