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From Guilt to Shame - Auschwitz and After.

Author: R Leys
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press Ewing : California Princeton Fulfillment Services [distributor] Sept. 2009
Series: 20/21 Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Why has shame displaced guilt as a dominant emotional reference in the West? This book presents a genealogical-critical study of the vicissitudes of the concept of survivor guilt and the significance  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Leys
ISBN: 9780691143323 0691143323 9781400827985 1400827981
OCLC Number: 953609736
Target Audience: College Audience
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix INTRODUCTION: From Guilt to Shame 1 CHAPTER ONE: Survivor Guilt 17 The Slap 17 She Demanded to Be Killed Herself and Bitten to Death 24 Identification with the Aggressor 32 Survivor Guilt 38 The Dead 47 CHAPTER TWO: Dismantling Survivor Guilt 56 "Radical Nakedness" 56 The Survivor as Witness 61 Dramaturgies of the Self 68 The Subject of Imitation 76 Psychoanalytic Revisions 83 CHAPTER THREE: Image and Trauma 93 Imagery and PTSD 93 Miscellaneous Symptoms 99 Stress Films 106 PTSD and Shame 118 CHAPTER FOUR: Shame Now 123 Shame's Revival 123 Shame and Specularity 126 Shame and the Self 129 Autotelism 133 The Evidence 137 Objectless Emotions 145 The Primacy of Personal Differences 150 Posthistoricism 154 CHAPTER FIVE: The Shame of Auschwitz 157 The Gray Zone 157 "That Match Is Never Over" 162 The Matter of Testimony 165 Shame 170 The Flush 174 Conclusion 180 Appendix 187 Index 193
Series Title: 20/21 Ser.


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"Ruth Leys's new book is a brilliant interdisciplinary investigation of a striking cultural transformation. From Guilt to Shame is original, with a compelling subject treated in a way that places it Read more...

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