Regimes of Narcissism, Regimes of Despair

Regimes of Narcissism, Regimes of Despair

by Ashis Nandy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198089650
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/05/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ashis Nandy is a political psychologist, social theorist, and contemporary cultural and political critic. He was Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) for several years, and is currently a Senior Honorary Fellow at the institute.

Table of Contents

Preface
Nationalism, Genuine and Spurious: A Very Late Obituary of Two Early Post-Nationalist Strains in India
The Demonic and the Seductive in Religious Nationalism: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and the Rites of Exorcism in Secularizing South Asia Modernity and Sense of Loss
Coming Home: Religion, Mass Violence and the Exiled and Secret Selves of a Citizen-Killer
Return of the Sacred: Politics of Religion in a Post-Secular Age
Terror, Counter-Terror and Self-Destruction: Living with Regimes of Narcissism and Despair
Humiliation: The Politics and Cultural Psychology of the Limits of Human Degradation
Modernity and the Sense of Loss: Or Why Bhansali's Devdas Defied Experts to Become a Box Office Hit
Happiness
Index

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