Soc105B Discussion

Soc105B Discussion - Soc105B Discussion -Background and...

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Soc105B Discussion -Background and Historical Context -Basic Concepts in Psychoanalysis -Identifying the Roots of Fascism: Fromm, Horkheimer and Reich. The Mass Psychology of Fascism: Frankfurt School Phase 1 - After WW1 - Totalitarinism: Fascist movement rising. - Rebelion of working class - Nationalistic Alliances formed- not class based - Race and ethinicity groups- not exploited worker groups - Facism Reigms people are subscribing too - - WORKING CLASS OF EUROPE AND AMERICA TAKING ARMS AGAINST EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF RULERS!!! o Problem of conciousness and ideology Ideology- Marx is good at explaining why people are screwed by Movements but doesn’t explain the emotion and pent up anger that movements cause -Senseless blaming -People are psychologically invested in fascism -Frankfurt trying to better understand human psychology that makes people join groups against each other instead of being together. -Updating Marx’s theories: study Freud’s ideas -Economy, politics and ideology together WHY FACISM: UNITING MARX AND FRUED TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM OF CONCIOUSNESS and THE PRODUCTION OF IDEOLOGY
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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY!! Freud concepts: Instincts and Drives 1. Instincts: What’s needed to survive. Self Preservation. Sex Instincts 2. Drives: Human manifestations of instincts- shaped and reformed from social environments. a. From Natural (instincts) to Social (Drives) 3. PLEASURE PRINCIPLE : Our instincts tell us… 4. REALITY PRINCIPLE : Society tells us….We have to work together and everyone have much what they need 5. SUBLIMATION : Redirect urges, tranform, invest elsewhere. WORKS!!! Socially acceptable outlet for this urge. CRUCIAL ASPECT OF SOCIAL LIFE- example- redirect to art work. 6. REPRESSION: Ignore urges, deny, try to forget, banish from your conciousness- NEVER REALLY WORKS. Comes back unconsciously. POP UP AND SQUEEZE OUT IN DIFFERENT WAYS Example- sleeping with your mother. 7. SOCIALIZATION: psyche develops within the socialization. Forms during childhood. These 3 develop and product of socialization process a. ID- instinct. Pleasure principle. Our satisfaction b. SUPEREGO- reality principle. Guilt. Shame. Internalization of social norms. Unconscious! c. EGO - mediator between the 2. Negotiator. Conscious!! PROBLEM ON CONCIOUSNESS IN 20 th Century 1. Fromm- We need ANALYTIC SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY to understand the problem of conciousness on indidivudal and social level!!! a. Combine Marx and Freud b. Marx: had trouble explaning economic base was reflected in peoples hearts and minds
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c. How economy gets imbedded in the psyche. d. Ideology: Manipulated and Sublimated Drives e. MICROLEVEL- individual level and MACROLEVEL society and economy linked through institution of the FAMILY!! 2. FROMM!!! Society reproduces itself through families
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course SOC 105B taught by Professor Szaz during the Spring '10 term at UCSC.

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