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Art and Politics Psychoanalysis, Ideology, Theatre

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ISBN-10: 0745326471

ISBN-13: 9780745326474

Edition: N/A

Authors: Walter A. Davis

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List price: $39.00
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 2/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Walter A. Davis is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at Ohio State University. He is the author of six previous books, including Inwardness and Existence: Subjectivity in/and Hegel, Heidegger, Marx and Freud (University of Wisconsin Press, 1989) and Deracination: Historicity, Hiroshima, and the Tragic Imperative (SUNY Press, 2001).

Preface
Acknowledgements
The Corrie Controversy: A Drama in Three Acts
The Play's the Thing: Censorship, Theatre and Ideology
Theatre as a Social Institution
The Only Thing We Have to Fear
Thus Spake Nicola
The Cartoons Made Me Do It
Self-Censorship: The True Haven of Ideology
A Thought Experiment
Sketch for Ecoterrorism: A Tragic Farce in Three Acts
Mendacity: The Prospects of Progressive Theatre under Capitalism
You Don't Need a Weatherman Because There's No Wind
Where Have You Gone, Marat/Sade?
Author! Author!
The Art of Monologue
Follow the Money
Toward a Really Poor Theatre
Beyond the Corrie Controversy: Manifesto for a Progressive Theatre
Ideology: The Heart of the Ulcer
The Trouble with Truffles: On the Ideological Paralysis of the Left
The Left Today: A Deferred Crisis
What Is to Be Done?
Neither Science or Religion
Radical Psychoanalysis: A Primer
Night and Fog
Always Historicize
The Humanist Tradition: The Philosophical and Rhetorical Roots of Ideological Paralysis
Humanus, Inc.: How the Center Holds
Two Humanisms?
The Dilemma of "Pluralism"
Now Don't Try to Reason with Me
The Art of Rhetoric vs. the Critique of Ideology
Ego Stability with Multiple Selves vs. Psyche as Existentializing Process
A Humanistic Ethic of Rhetorical Rationality vs. a Tragic Ethic of Existence
Emotion: The Flesh-and-Blood Reader vs. the Existentially Engaged Reader
Literature: Saving the World vs. Getting the Guests
The Way Out of the Cave: Overture: "Happy Birthday, Sam!"
The Knot at the Center: The Tragic Structure of Experience
From Avoidance to the Traumatic Event
Trauma as Turning Point
Recognition: Suffering Who One Is
Active Reversal: Through Agon to Crisis
The Crisis: The Dramatistic Logic of Change
Epilogue: Toward a Psychoanalytic Politics
An Evening with JonBenet Ramsey
Between Two Deaths: Life on the Row
Notes
Further Reading
Index