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Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour
     

Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour

by Helmut Schoeck, Michael Glenny, Betty Ross
 

ISBN-10: 0156287986

ISBN-13: 9780156287982

Pub. Date: 10/28/1972

Publisher: Harcourt

Envy was first published in German in 1966, then in an English translation in 1970. This classic study is one of the few books to explore extensively the many facets of envy—"a drive which lies at the core of man's life as a social being." Ranging widely over literature, philosophy, psychology, and the social sciences, Professor Schoeck—a

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Envy was first published in German in 1966, then in an English translation in 1970. This classic study is one of the few books to explore extensively the many facets of envy—"a drive which lies at the core of man's life as a social being." Ranging widely over literature, philosophy, psychology, and the social sciences, Professor Schoeck—a distinguished sociologist and anthropologist—elucidates both the constructive and destructive consequences of envy in social life. Perhaps most importantly he demonstrates that not only the impetus toward a totalitarian regime but also the egalitarian impulse in democratic societies are alike in being rooted in envy.

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ISBN-13:
9780156287982
Publisher:
Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1972
Series:
A Helen and Kurt Wolff Bk.
Pages:
408

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