- Title: The Cultivation of Hatred - the Bourgeois Experience - Victoria to Freud
- Author: Peter Gay
- ISBN: 9780393033984
- Page: 363
- Format: Hardcover
The bestselling author of Freud A Life for Our Time now presents a remarkable journey through middle class Victorian culture The 19th century restrained aggressive behavior until ultimately, their aggressions exploded in WWI.
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This five volume history of the victorian bourgeois follows a freudian schematic: the first volume dealt with love, the second with sex, and this volume with agression. This book was my favorite of the three I've read so far. Gay picks apart the Victorian penchant for cloaked agression with admirable scholastic fortitude. His discussion of Foucault's theory of prisons is a high light for this entire five volume set. His critique of what he calls the "social control" theorists is that they fail t [...]
Delve into the period that produced such powerful one-liners as "survival of the fittest", and much of what prevails as racist ideology. This book is an investigation of the 19th century's tendancy to cloak and justify raw brutalism and violence towards non-europeans, women, and the disadvantaged through it's most civilized institutions. The origins of the holocaust are all right here.
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