Civilization and Its Discontents

  • by Sigmund Freud
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

First published in 1930, Civilization and Its Discontents is one of the most influential works of pioneering psychologist Sigmund Freud. Focusing on the tension between the primitive drives of the individual and the demands of civilization for order and conformity, Freud draws upon his psychoanalytic theories to explain the fundamental structures, conflicts, and consequences of society. Written in the aftermath of World War I, Civilization and Its Discontents advances the idea that humans' instinctive desires---violent urges and sexual drives---create the need for law and structure, which, when implemented, create constant feelings of discontent. A seminal work in psychology, Civilization and Its Discontents has sparked debate since its publication and continues to be widely read today. This edition is the translation by James Strachey.

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Sigmund Freud

this book was well written and help me in my sociology ,psychology studies a excellent choice for true understanding of humanity this is a round about where we are now destroying each other we need to become conscious and love each other with compassion and kindness
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- Barbara Smart

Shame about the narrator, great book

As above I didn't like the narrator much, I found him distracting and not engaging, I'm British and think I would have preferred a less posh narrator.
That said the book is great and perhaps Mr Freud's best work
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- M. Millward

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio