Surviving and other essays
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Surviving and other essays
Call No: 150.8 B56s

Call Number150.8 B56s
Dates1980; ©1979
Statement of ResponsibilityBruno Bettelheim.
Creators & ContributorsBettelheim, Bruno (author)
SummaryTwenty-four essays, selected from throughout Dr. Bettelheim's career, range over the entire spectrum of his concerns. In particular, this book investigates the theme of survival in our age, taking as its subjects survivors, including himself, of Nazi concentration camps. —Publisher
ContentsPart one
  • The ultimate limit
  • Trauma and reintegration
  • German concentration camps
  • Individual and mass behavior in extreme situations
  • The Holocaust—one generation later
  • "Owners of their faces"
  • Schizophrenia as a reaction to extreme situations
Part two
  • Education and the reality principle
  • The decision to fail
  • About Summerhill
  • Violence: a neglected mode of behavior
  • Mental health and urban design
  • Growing up female
Part three
  • Unconscious contributions to one's undoing
  • The ignored lessons of Anne Frank
  • Eichmann: the system, the victims
  • Surviving
Part four
  • Remarks on the psychological appeal of totalitarianism
  • Alienation and autonomy
  • Obsolete youth
  • About the sexual revolution
  • Portnoy psychoanalyzed
  • Some comments on privacy
  • Art and art education: a personal vision
Physical Description xi, 432 pages ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Vintage Books
EditionFirst Vintage Books Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index