Human Being Human: Culture and the Soul

Author(s) : Christopher Hauke

Human Being Human: Culture and the Soul

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2005
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Jung and Analytical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 23074
  • ISBN 13 : 9781583917152
  • ISBN 10 : 1583917152

Also by Christopher Hauke

Jung and the Postmodern

Jung and the Postmodern

Price £30.59

save £3.40

Jung and Film

Jung and Film

Price £29.69

save £3.30

Paperback
£20.69
RRP : £22.99
save £2.30
Usually despatched within 4-5 working days
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
Add to wishlist
Email

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

'Human Being Human' explores the classical question 'What is a human being?' In examining our human being, Christopher Hauke challenges the notion of human nature, questions the assumed superiority of human consciousness and rational thinking and pays close attention to the contradiction of living simultaneously as an autonomous individual and a member of the collective community.

Reviews and Endorsements

The main chapters include:
- Who's in charge here? Knowledge, power and human being
- That thinking feeling
- Is modern consciousness different? Modern consciousness and the quest for spirituality
- Endings, the unconscious and time
- Orpheus, Dionysus and popular culture

The book is also structured around brief panel essays with a distinctly personal tone, such as: The rise of revulsion: spitting and The Stones, What is the double when the original is gone? And 'I lived with the speaking clock'. All these themes are amplified by examples drawn from psychotherapy, film, literature and popular culture, and illustrated with many evocative photographs and film stills.

'Human Being Human' provides an original perspective on what it is to be a human being, the value of popular culture, the relationship between the individual and the collective and our assumptions about truth, reality and power. Written in a highly accessible style, this book is both intellectually and emotionally satisfying and will fascinate anyone interested in contemporary psychology, cultural studies, film and media, social history and psychotherapy.

Contents:
Introduction: human being or 'human nature.' Panel 1: Siena, Thinking in opposites. Panel 2: The washing machine, 'Who's in charge here?' Knowledge, power and human being. Panel 3: Secrets, sex and being young, Ethics, difference and Disneyfication. Panel 4: 'I lived with the speaking clock', That thinking feeling. Panel 5: What is wrong with 'Hollywood' anyway? Making money and making meaning, Is modern consciousness different? Modern consciousness and the quest for spirituality. Panel 6: 'Nature must not win the game.' Racism, incest and the split mind of modernity: everyone is now a stranger among strangers. Panel 7: What is the double when the original is gone? Trauma, memory and human being. Panel 8: Snapping and shooting, Endings, the unconscious and time. Panel 9: The rise of revulsion: spitting and The Stones, Orpheus, Dionysus and popular culture: Jean Cocteau's Orphee - then and now. Panel 10: 21 grams, Surviving: a child being human.

Author Biography:
Christopher Hauke is a Jungian analyst in private practice, a lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London and a film-maker. He is author of Jung and the Postmodern: The Interpretation of Realities and co-editor of Jung and Film: Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image and Contemporary Jungian Analysis.

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry

The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic...

Henri F. Ellenberger

Price £54.04

save £0.96

Jung and the Postmodern

Jung and the Postmodern

Christopher Hauke

Price £30.59

save £3.40

Who Owns Psychoanalysis?

Who Owns Psychoanalysis?

Ann Casement

Price £28.79

save £3.20

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates