The Spoils of Freedom
Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Ideology After the Fall of Socialism
By (author) Renata Salecl
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Spoils of Freedom by Renata Salecl
Book DescriptionThe rise of nationalist, racist and anti-feminist ideologies is one of the most frightening repercussions of the collapse of socialism. Using psychoanalytic theories of fantasy to investigate why such extremist ideologies have taken hold, Renata Salecl argues that the major social and political changes in post-communist Eastern Europe require a radical re-evaluation of notions of liberal theories of democracy. In doing so she offers a new approach to human rights and feminism grounded in her own active partipation in the struggles, first against communism and now against nationalism and anti-feminism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415073585
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Jul-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Renata Salecl
Tyranny of Choice, Paperback (August 2011)
A study on the nature of choice, and how limitless freedom can lead to despair. It explores how late capitalism's shrill exhortations to 'be oneself' can be a tyranny which only leads to ever-greater disquiet and how insistence on choice being a purely individual matter prevents social change.
On Anxiety, Paperback (June 2004)
Drawing on vivid examples, Renata Salecl argues that what really produces anxiety is the attempt to get rid of it. Erudite and compelling - essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, psychology and the cultural phenomenon of anxiety.
Spoils of Freedom, Hardback (July 1994)» View all books by Renata Salecl
The Spoils of Freedom examines the rise of nationalist, racist and anti-feminist ideologies in post-socialist Eastern Europe. This provocative study asks what has become of the notions of democracy and human rights.
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