Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2112: Politics and Its Discontents

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Primary Texts

Freud, S. Civilisation and Its Discontents, translated by D. McLintock (London: Penguin, 2002)

Freud, S. Mass Psychology and Other Writings, translated by J.A. Underwood (London: Penguin, 2004)

Nietzsche, F. The Geanealogy of Morality, edited by K. Ansell-Pearson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Secondary Texts

Adorno, T. “Sociology and Psychology I & II”, New Left Review, 46 & 47 (1967-68)

Ansell-Pearson, K. An Introduction to Nietzsche as Political Thinker (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Le Bon, G. The Crowd (out of copywrite – available in multiple cheap editions)

Butler, J. Gender Trouble (London: Routledge, 1990)

Connolly, W.E. Political Theory and Modernity (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1988)

Deleuze, G. Nietzsche, translated by H. Tomlinson (London: Athlone, 1983)

Frosh, S. The Politics of Psychoanalysis (Basingstoke: Macmillan Press, 1999)

Gipps, R.G.T. and Lacewing, M. The Oxford Hanbook of Philosophy & Psychoanalysis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019)

Marcuse, H. Eros and Civilisation (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987)

Owen, D. Maturity and Modernity: Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault (London: Routledge, 1994)

Reich, W. Mass Psychology of Fascism, translated by V.R. Carfagno (Souvenir Press, 1997)

Stavrakakis, Y. (ed) Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalytic Political Theory (London: Routledge, 2020)

Wolfenstein, E.V.“Psychoanalysis in Political Theory”, Political Theory 24 (1996)