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Power and innocence : a search for the sources of violence / Rollo May.


[1st ed.].. New York, NY : Norton, 1972.
ISBN 0393010651

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Other Title Power & innocence
Search for the sources of violence
Subjects Aggression.
Aggressiveness.
Agressie.
AgressiviteĢ
Gewalt.
Geweld.
Histoire sociale moderne -- 1945.
Social history -- 1945-
Social history.
Sociology -- History.
Violence.
Description 283 pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date 1972.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Synopsis: Stressing the positive, creative aspects of power and innocence, Rollo May offers a way of thinking about the problems of contemporary society.
Contents Preface -- Part 1: Madness And Powerlessness -- Powerlessness corrupts -- Madness and society -- Powerlessness and drugs -- Cry for significance -- Argument of this book -- 2: Innocence and the end of an era -- Greening and the parching of America -- Other forms of innocence -- 3: Language: the first casualty -- Distrust of words -- Obscenity and violence -- Words and symbols -- Words and experience -- Part 2: Black And Impotent: The Life Of Mercedes -- Missing anger -- Rites of rebirth -- Violence as life-destroying and life-giving -- 5: Meaning of power -- Defining power -- Power and the intellectuals -- Kinds of power -- Exploitative -- Manipulative -- Competitive -- Nutrient -- Integrative -- Power and love -- 6: Power to be -- Origins of power in childhood -- Life of Oliver -- Self-affirmation -- Self-assertion -- 7: Aggression -- Meaning of aggression -- Varieties of aggression -- Psychology of aggression -- Destructive aggression -- Constructive aggression -- 8: Ecstasy and violence -- Violence in literature -- Ecstasy in war -- Search for recognition -- 9: Anatomy of violence -- Psychoneurological aspects of violence -- Varieties of violence -- Destructive violence -- Constructive violence -- Part 3: Innocence And Murder -- Tragic day at Kent State -- Guardsmen -- Billy Budd's tragic flaw -- Virgins and dragons -- 11 Humanity of the rebel -- Civilization needs the rebel -- Rebel and society: a dialectic -- Artist as rebel -- Limits of the rebel -- 12: Toward new community -- Farewell to innocence -- If I could have found my tongue -- Love and power -- Toward a new ethic -- Notes -- Index.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)354215
(OCoLC)ocm00354215
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WorldCat Identities May, Rollo.
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