Political Theories of Narcissism

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Takamichi Sakurai

Towards Self-Reflection on Knowledge and Politics from the Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Erich Fromm and Fujita Shozo

ISBN 978-3-643-90977-0
Band-Nr. 212
Jahr 2018
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Politikwissenschaft

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Does the psychoanalytic concept of narcissism contribute to
enhancing the disciplinary quality and features of political
theory? This book tries to portray the foundations of democracy
as both a universal value and a system of values embedded in
specific cultural systems of meaning from its psychoanalytic
perspective. This cross-disciplinary normative attempt makes
possible the constructive dialogue between contemporary
Western and Japanese culture by focusing on how the
psychological foundations of democracy are treated within a
common disciplinary framework in two different sociocultural
contexts. In light of the integration of the psychiatrically
mythical idea, the book argues that the key subjects of
political theory are to identify the sources of totalitarian
and fascist orientations in seemingly democratic practice,
and to deal with them in psychoanalytically diagnostic and
remedial terms.

Dr. Takamichi Sakurai is a researcher in
social and political theory. He worked on his sociological
research project at Keio University, Japan, and is a
visiting scholar in the Department of General Psychiatry,
University of Heidelberg, Germany. He is a member of the
International Erich Fromm Society.