Anxiety and Lucidity: Reflections on Culture in Times of Unrest

1st Edition

Leszek Koczanowicz

Routledge
June 29, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367218232 - CAT# K419531
Series: Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

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Summary

This book explores the nature of modern culture as a culture of anxiety, analyzing the modes in which such anxiety presents itself. Drawing on sociological and philosophical concepts of modernity, the author builds on the work of Marx, Nietzsche and Freud to offer an understanding of modern anxiety culture as the reverse side of risk culture, which stabilizes itself by concealing or making familiar the social phenomena of risk society. Through explorations of memory, politics, art, clairvoyance, notions of national community and identity, this volume sheds light on the fissures in our culture where anxiety appears, thus revealing its underlying volatility. A study of the ruptures in our modern culture, Anxiety and Lucidity will appeal to scholars of sociology, social theory, anthropology and philosophy with interests in late modern culture.

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