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Judith Le Soldat: Band 4: Aggression – Trieb – Struktur

Ca. 408 p., 14,8 x 21 cm.
Softcover
German
ISBN 978-3-7728-2684-9
Second half of 2020

On the effect of the aggressive drive in the development of psychic structure. (Reprint of ›Freiwillige Knechtschaft. Masochismus und Moral‹, Frankfurt am Main 1989).

With an introduction by Monika Gsell.

Volume 4 of the ›Complete Works‹ is a reprint of Judith Le Soldat’s first monograph (›Voluntary Servitude. Masochism and Morality‹), published in 1989. The study addresses the passive, masochistic aspects of the aggressive drive. Point of departure is the inquiry into why so many people support the power structures of society, even though they suffer from them. In the course of her monograph, Le Soldat refutes the thesis of »voluntary servitude« (Étienne de La Boétie), according to which people take secret, namely »masochistic« pleasure in submitting to authoritarian structures. At the same time, she develops a new psychoanalytical approach to what Sigmund Freud called »erogenous masochism«, and describes the psychic circumstances under which physical pain becomes a condition for the gratifying release of tension.

Reviews

Ralf Binswanger, SWISS ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY, PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

»Le Soldats Bücher werden für die einen schwer nachvollziehbar sein, für andere könnten sie zu Kultbüchern werden.«

Ralf Binswanger,
SWISS ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY, PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
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