The Resource The Feeling of Certainty : Psychosocial Perspectives on Identity and Difference, edited by Nikolay Mintchev, R. D. Hinshelwood, (electronic resource)

The Feeling of Certainty : Psychosocial Perspectives on Identity and Difference, edited by Nikolay Mintchev, R. D. Hinshelwood, (electronic resource)

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The Feeling of Certainty : Psychosocial Perspectives on Identity and Difference
Title
The Feeling of Certainty
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Psychosocial Perspectives on Identity and Difference
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edited by Nikolay Mintchev, R. D. Hinshelwood
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eng
Summary
This book explores the concept of certainty, a term which is widely used in everyday language to designate a psychological experience or feeling but is rarely considered controversial or politically charged. The Feeling of Certainty argues that conversely this most ordinary of feelings plays a key role in shaping identity formation, social exclusion, prejudice, and commitment to political causes. The authors question what it means for the subject to feel certainty about her or his relationships to self and others. From where does the feeling of certainty originate, and how does it differ from modes of thought that are open to scepticism about the order of things? They draw on a wide range of theories, including those of Freud, Klein, Lacan, Wittgenstein, Bion, and Jung, challenging readers to consider the world of ideologies, symbols, and stereotypes in which certainty is entrenched, as well as the inter- and intra-psychic processes and defence mechanisms which form the unconscious foundation of the experience of certainty. This collection will offer valuable insight to scholars of psychology, politics, social science and history
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HM1001-1281
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non fiction
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  • Mintchev, Nikolay.
  • Hinshelwood, R. D.
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Studies in the Psychosocial
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  • Psychology
  • Political sociology
  • Personality
  • Social psychology
  • Self
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Self and Identity
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Racism
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The Feeling of Certainty : Psychosocial Perspectives on Identity and Difference, edited by Nikolay Mintchev, R. D. Hinshelwood, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Feeling of Certainty, Towards a Psychosocial Approach -- 2. The Mentality of Conviction: Feeling Certain and the Search for Truth -- 3. What is Subjectivity and How Can We Study it Empirically? Understanding The Feeling of Certainty through Psychoanalysis and Ethnography -- 4. Haunted by Uncertain Refrains -- 5. Internal Racism: Belief in the Racist Mindset -- 6. Being Racist: The Certainty of a Pathological Organisation of the Personality -- 7. Numinosity and Terror: Jung’s Psychological Revision of Otto as an Aid to Engaging Religious Fundamentalism -- 8. “Instead of Trying to Help You, They Try To Screw You”: The Feeling of Certainty and the Mexican-origin Border Patrol Agents -- 9. Gender Certainty as a Defence: Oedipal Conflict in Wartime Sexual Violence -- 10. The Primitive Container of Fascism: Masculine Anxieties and Defences in Times of Trauma and Uncertainty.- 11. Collective Identities, Breivik and the National Container
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unknown
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X, 194 p.
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electronic
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9783319577173
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-57717-3
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-57717-3
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The Feeling of Certainty : Psychosocial Perspectives on Identity and Difference, edited by Nikolay Mintchev, R. D. Hinshelwood, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Feeling of Certainty, Towards a Psychosocial Approach -- 2. The Mentality of Conviction: Feeling Certain and the Search for Truth -- 3. What is Subjectivity and How Can We Study it Empirically? Understanding The Feeling of Certainty through Psychoanalysis and Ethnography -- 4. Haunted by Uncertain Refrains -- 5. Internal Racism: Belief in the Racist Mindset -- 6. Being Racist: The Certainty of a Pathological Organisation of the Personality -- 7. Numinosity and Terror: Jung’s Psychological Revision of Otto as an Aid to Engaging Religious Fundamentalism -- 8. “Instead of Trying to Help You, They Try To Screw You”: The Feeling of Certainty and the Mexican-origin Border Patrol Agents -- 9. Gender Certainty as a Defence: Oedipal Conflict in Wartime Sexual Violence -- 10. The Primitive Container of Fascism: Masculine Anxieties and Defences in Times of Trauma and Uncertainty.- 11. Collective Identities, Breivik and the National Container
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
X, 194 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319577173
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-57717-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-57717-3

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