Autonomy in the extreme situation : Bruno Bettelheim, the Nazi concentration camps and the mass society (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Autonomy in the extreme situation : Bruno Bettelheim, the Nazi concentration camps and the mass society
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Autonomy in the extreme situation : Bruno Bettelheim, the Nazi concentration camps and the mass society

Author: Paul Marcus; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Criticizes the psychoanalytical approach of Bruno Bettelheim to the problem of the behavior of concentration camp inmates. Bettelheim neglects social and political factors in this behavior. Moreover, he and Hannah Arendt maintain that the Jews, with their passivity in the camps and their internalization of their torturers' values, bear responsibility for their own destruction. At the same time, Marcus defends  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marcus, Paul, 1953-
Autonomy in the extreme situation.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999
(OCoLC)606478579
Online version:
Marcus, Paul, 1953-
Autonomy in the extreme situation.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999
(OCoLC)607140839
Named Person: Bruno Bettelheim; Bruno Bettelheim; Bruno Bettelheim; Bruno Bettelheim; Bruno Bettelheim
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Marcus; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0275947254 9780275947255
OCLC Number: 39256217
Description: xiv, 212 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Concordance of Opposites and the Mass Society --
3. Bettelheim's Analysis of the Mass Society --
4. Concentration Camp Inmate Behavior Dialectically Conceptualized --
5. Autonomous Behavior in the Concentration Camps --
6. "Survival at Any Price" in the Concentration Camps --
7. The Critics --
8. Resisting the Negative Aspects of the Mass Society.
Responsibility: Paul Marcus.

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This work presents an attempt to elucidate and develop Bettelheim's controversial insights on the behaviour of concentration camp inmates. A discussion of the significance of Bettelheim's findings  Read more...

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