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What Holds Us Together : Popular Culture and Social Cohesion - Reprint by Barry Richards (Paperback)
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Faced by the increasing divisiveness and volatility of electoral politics, and the rise of illiberal fundamentalisms, the social sciences may seem to lack the imagination necessary to make sense of the world. In this unusual book of political psychology, based on the idea that we hold ourselves together through a combination of restraint and release, Barry Richards draws on psychoanalysis and its creative interpretations of everyday experience to consider the current malaise of politics in relation to the huge vitality of popular culture. In a wide-ranging analysis, that links topics as diverse as our experience of public utilities, the rise of counselling, and the weakened impact of sexual scandal, he concludes with the proposal that a reconstruction of nationalism could make an important contribution to the renewal of democratic politics.
Number of Pages: 105
Genre: Psychology, Social Science, Art
Sub-Genre: Popular Culture
Series Title: Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Barry Richards
Street Date: November 23, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6806
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