Lecture 6 - Lecture 6 European Culture in the Interwar...

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Lecture 6 European Culture in the Interwar Period Modernity and Discontentment o Definition of Modernity: a state of existence characterized by the following: 1) industrial economy that facilitates social mobility 2) urbanization and an urban mass culture with high literacy rates 3) secular, centralized, bureaucratic state Nineteenth-Century Certainties Rationality Key feature of the enlightenment 19 th century people were sure that pursuing reason would be good o Order World should be a well organized and well ordered place Everything was to be organized/categorized. o Civilization/Progress If people were to follow their reason, they would reach a perfect civilization. Sources of Uncertainty o Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and Psychoanalysis Credited with the discovery of the unconscious. Popularized it. Id: subconscious Ego: conscious self Superego: conscience (internalized regulations of civilization) Way in which human psychy becomes internalized with human
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Lecture 6 - Lecture 6 European Culture in the Interwar...

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