Civilization and Its Discontents (Digital Audiobook)

By Sigmund Freud, Steven Crossley (Narrator)

Publication Date: May 31, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/1/2016)
Paperback (8/22/2013)
Paperback (6/9/2018)
Paperback, Chinese (8/6/2014)
Paperback (3/22/2013)
Paperback (9/11/2013)
Paperback (1/1/2018)
Paperback, Chinese (8/9/2014)
Hardcover (1/1/2018)
Hardcover (1/17/2005)
Paperback (8/9/2010)
Paperback (7/19/2010)
Paperback (2/5/2010)
Paperback (9/14/2011)
Paperback (10/18/2010)
Paperback (1/22/2011)
Compact Disc (6/1/2011)
Paperback (6/20/2016)
MP3 CD (6/1/2011)

Description

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.



About the Author

Steven Crossley is one of a select group of narrators who have recorded over two hundred audiobooks. He has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie and Sharpe's Fury by Bernard Cornwell. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has established an acting career on both sides of the Atlantic in theater, television, film, and radio drama, performing with distinguished theater companies in New York and London. He is a member of the internationally acclaimed company Complicite. His audiobook performances cover an eclectic range of subjects in both fiction and nonfiction, from thrillers, mysteries, classics, and histories to children's fantasy and biographies.These include works by such writers as Pat Barker, Joseph Conrad, Oscar Wilde, Sebastian Faulkes, Zadie Smith, Ian McKewan, and Tana French.