TMA 02 Introducing the Social Sciences
Concepts of the Seduced and the Repressed
Using the Book: Making Social lives ‘referencing’ reading chapter 1 and listing material and say what I need to use in my essay
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Definition of consumption.
a) Historical background
3. Definition of concept of seduced and repressed society.
4. Place of consumption in contemporary consumer society.
5. Examples how both seduced and repressed lives interlink with consumption.
6. Different motives for shopping.
Discuss the role of the concepts of the seduced and the repressed for understanding the place of consumption in contemporary consumer society.
Baumann's theory of the seduced and repressed depicts modern society as one where consumption dominates people's material existence and helps to understand...
Environmental unsustainability / Vivienne Brown p.115
Discuss the role of the concepts of the seduced and repressed for understanding
the place of consumption in contemporary consumer society.
This essay will give two sides to Bauman’s concepts and address the implications...
Social scientist Zygmunt Bauman composed a theory identifying the divides within a consumer society using two named categories; ‘the ‘seduced’, who were described as those people able to fully participate within consumer society and included people who have a positive identity seen to be valued members...
dehumanize the Jews, which lead to the Holocaust being one of the world’s largest genocides.
In the book “Modernity and the Holocaust” author Zygmunt Bauman explores the ideas and concepts that lead to the success of the Holocaust. One of the main reasons it was possible for the Holocaust to happen...
Simone de Beauvoir·
(1930s/1950s/1990s–present). Other theorists, however, regard the period from the late 20th century to the present as merely another phase of modernity; Zygmunt Bauman (1989)[page needed] calls this phase "Liquid" modernity, Giddens (1998)[page needed] labels it "High" modernity (see High modernism).
Giddens argues it is a relatively new term, indicating that it’s use is largely used to describe the many movements that are combating new age thinking. Bauman agrees with Giddens suggesting his own argument that postmodernity has increased the risk of making free choices, and some choose to adopt this new...
social and financial circumstance pushed into particular consumer choices?
scientist Zygmunt Bauman argues that contemporary society can be split into two groups of consumers, the seduced and the repressed. Bauman believes that a consumer society promises choice and freedom to those who because of their...
the center of the city (Bauman, 9). Accordingly, Polish and Jewish sides were separated by a wall no higher than surrounding buildings, and so there was often little separating the two sides and some interactions on one side were likely to have been witnessed on the other (Bauman, 9). Many people have...
1967) Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (Anchor, 1959) Lewis Coser, The Functions of Social Conflict (Free Press, 1964) Zygmunt Bauman, Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts (Polity, 2004) Eviatar Zerubavel, Social Mindscapes: An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology (Harvard, 1999)...
different purposes and manifestations. Dreams, for example, are censor repressed thoughts from the conscious to avoid anxiety that would lead to waking up. This is different from the symptom, which serves to satisfy the repressed drive in a way more acceptable to the conscious. However, what they all...
aspiration of psychoanalysis is to facilitate insight into the conflicts and anxieties that are the underlying causes of abnormal behaviour to bring repressed traumatic memories into conscious awareness and cure neurotic symptoms such as phobias or anxiety such as the client had the fear of contaminating...
uncovered repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of their parents or other family members. For example, individuals have reportedly recovered memories of satanic cult rituals being performed on them by their parents. Do you believe that memories from childhood can be repressed? Do you...
prompted Zygmunt Baumann (cited in Hetherington, 2009) to replace the old class divisions with two different social categories: the seduced and the repressed. Zygmunt Bauman (1988) identifies two divisions that have been created by this change in society. These divisions are branded as the Seduced and the...
Social Lives introduces us to social scientist Zygmunt Bauman (1988). He sees this consumer society as having two distinctive divisions: the seduced and the repressed. He believes that this consumer society is not an equal society, but rather an unequal one. Bauman states that choice and freedom are available...
Brief description on what a consumer society is?
Topics being discussed
Main points- The seduced
The repressed- Concepts by Zygmunt Bauman
Rich and the poor- social exclusion.
Campaigns against Tesco
most important part of McDonald’s annual publicity budget (1,8 billion dollars). This investment is justified because:
A) If the children are seduced by McDonald’s, the adults will take them and become customers themselves.
B) If the young people take the habit to go to McDonald’s, later they...
indicates we consume for self image. The text that bears references against choices within consumer society is the marxist/postmodernist theorist Zygmunt Bauman. I aim to conclude whether we get choice in a consumer society by looking at supermarkets. This will enable me to correctly identify how much choice...
can be considered as no longer divided by social class, it is suggested that a division still exists, in particular by Zygmunt Bauman in what he describes as the seduced and the repressed. (Hetherington, 2009, p.25) Whilst there is more choice in a modern consumer society, he argues that this is only made...
Seduced and the repressed
Following on from expenditure and individual and social issues in consuming, the seduced and repressed is a good way of explaining the claim that consumption reflects and shapes our lifestyle and identity and how this has changed over time. According to Zygmunt Bauman...
Globalization help the developing nations by making trade easier than before one more advantage of globalization is sharing information and ideas.
Moreover, Bauman (2000) argues that globalization is on everybody’s lips and for some people, it is the driver for happiness while for others, it is the main cause...
Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams, we all have repressed wishes and desires; (Barlow, Durand) one of the most common of these repressed desires is the Oedipus Complex. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Oedipus Complex remains repressed, and we only learn of its existence through the effects...
erased so there is no recollection of the events. Being a skeptic, I am not sure if I would be able to forget such horrific events. Some say that repressed memories can also be recovered, through therapeutic treatment. It seems odd how people can forget certain traumas, but still able to remember others...
brief description of three different articles found on memory distortions, repressed memories, and autobiographical memory. The nature of memory distortion will be examined, the controversy associated with recovered repressed memories will be explained, and the concept of autobiographical memory will...
people feel free to behave like Don Giovanni, hero of Mozart’s great opera, who – according to the meticulous catalogue kept by his servant Leporello – seduced a total of 2,065 women:
in Italy 640
in Germany 231
in France 100
in Turkey 91
but, in Spain, already...
is a sign of social deprivation and degredation.”(Zygmunt Bauman)
“Being local in a globalized world is a sign of social deprivation and degredation”. In order to analyze this statement I feel that it is vital to understand what Bauman means when refering to a globalized world, what globalization...
will outline how social division is created through consumption and the consequences of consuming. It will first outline what Zygmunt Bauman calls the seduced and the repressed and how people are divided in our society based on these terms. It will then show evidence to support these claims by looking...
In Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour” and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper, both narrators are repressed wives. Both authors show us women who feel trapped and do not have control of even the most obvious aspects of their lives. Freedom is achieved in very unconventional ways in both these...
television. This particular movie was Batman Forever, which was made about ten years ago. Although just about every Batman movie contains an example of repressed memory, I’m going to focus on the one that I observed the other night. Bruce Wayne is the richest man in Gotham City, and he also is the city’s superhero...
Repressed memories are an extremely interesting and controversial topic in psychology. What is very interesting about the topic is how powerful the brain could be to repress traumatic memories of things such as sexual abuse. What makes this topic so controversial is the fact that it is not possible to...
“You can pass around a note to classmates making fun of a peer, and it stays in the room,” said Sheri Bauman, director of the counseling master’s degree program at the University of Arizona. Bauman goes on to say—“But when you post that same note online, thousands can see it.” The entire world can view...
In her essay "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens," Alice Walker celebrates mothers and grandmothers as artists who had their creativity repressed. More specifically, she writes about African American women of our mothers' generation who were not given the opportunities to nurture or develop their artistic...
cnduct a literature review to find at least one peer-reviewed article concerning a research study for each of the following topics: Memory distortions Repressed memories Autobiographical memory Briefly summarize your selected articles. In your summary, include a brief description of each research study and...
character Macbeth, suffers from having many evident weaknesses. As a result of these weaknesses, Macbeth is seduced by his imagination and finally, this results in his downfall. A man's weakness if seduced by imagination can lead to disastrous results and even death.
First of all, Macbeth has many evident...
Discuss Bauman’s argument about the seduced and repressed and how this is a part of the supermarket power. Seduced, being able to take part in consumer society and repressed is seen as not able to. Supermarket power allows the repressed to take part.
depression is like grief. It often occurs as a reaction to the loss of an important relationship. The individual identifies with the lost person, so that repressed anger towards the lost person is directed in wards towards the self. Looking at bipolar disorder Freud suggested the depressive phase occurs when...
body that discribe in the esssay.
The first part will introduce Mr Iygumnt Bauman´s The seduced and repressed concept and what does he mean by the concept and who are those as he discribe as the seduced and the repressed.
The second part will look at the power of grant supermarkets play a role in...
had recovered his memories of the abuse only recently. The common argument from all four men was that “all four of those accusers claimed to have repressed their memories of being repeatedly raped, only to have the memories flood back years later when viewing they read news reports of the clergy sex scandal...
common perspective of post-modernist religion is ‘there is a god who can’t do anything, there is a god who won’t do anything, or there isn’t a god.’ Zygmunt Bauman said post-modernity is the irretrievable loss of trust in the project of modernity and its ability to manage, enhance and fulfil human potential...
Running Head: Repressed Memories
American Military University
Russell Hoskins 4102262
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology
Over the past few weeks, we have been exploring the brain and responses from the nervous system in the brain. I decided on an article called “Are Recovered...
plays a part in consumer society and to identify how divisions are made in society and why?
4. The seduced and repressed
To demonstrate how members of society fall into either the seduced or repressed category, and why?
To show that I have understood the question by analysing the...
initiate? The history of the interface between the psychologies of childhood memories was a notorious one. (Bjorklund, 2000) Sometimes, many form repressed memories because they feel anxiety. Anxiety can perform a big role in situations of false memories, because some may begin to feel as if though they...
incredible journey to the other side of the world but becoming disoriented and falling to her death. An old shibboleth of criticism would say the reader is seduced deeply into the 'pathetic fallacy', feeling the bird's fate almost as if it were a human one, as indeed I think it also is. Consider the title. Not...
" (The Individualized Society, Zygmunt Bauman) This can be used to suggest that the tradition idea of love (one which is of a heterosexual form) has been stripped away from its values, this can explain the rise and acceptance of gay and lesbian families. However, Bauman argues “ We are – most of us –...
• Consumer Society – choices and freedom
• Seduced and the Repressed
• Consuming uses and behaviour
• Baumans theories
• Supermarkets – how they seduce us
• Why big supermarkets can sell cheap goods and small shops can’t compete
• Repressed cant compete
• Conclusion –do we have freedom of...
has a definitely introverting character. It focusses libido upon the subjective factor, i.e. all those
needs and claims which are stifled or repressed by a too extraverted conscious [p. 423] attitude.
It may be readily gathered from what has been said in the previous section that a purely objective
be discussed in essay (new divides caused by consumption)
1st Social Division: Bauman’s theory
- Introduce repressed (who, why)
- Introduce seduced (who, why)
- Counter argument (Bauman’s simplified theory)
2nd Social Division: zero-sum/positive-sum, Dennis Wrong
scientist Zygmunt Bauman ( Material lives ,2009 ,p.25) defines people in a consumer society as either ‘ seduced ‘ or ‘ repressed ‘. Those in the ‘seduced’ category are seen as been able to participate effectively in a consumer society, and therefore are considered ‘winners’ . The ’seduced’ consumer has...
just life’s essentials. Three social scientists -Zygmunt Bauman, Thorstein Veblen and Warren Susman - all have differing opinions when it comes to consumer choice and why we shop, so I’ll be putting forward all four concepts: ‘seduced’ and ‘repressed’, ‘conspicuous consumption’ and ‘performing-self’...
these things provide an indicator of who we are (Making Social Lives, 2009, p20). It gives us a sense of belonging in a consumer society.
As Zygmunt Bauman (Making Social Lives, 2009, p.25) points out ‘we live in a consumer society but not an equal society’. New social divisions and exclusions have...
Introduction: Essay Content (100 words)
Para 1: Consumer Society (200 words)
Para 2: Zygmunt Bauman (1988) ‘seduced/repressed’ (200 words)
Para 3: Veblen’s (1899) ‘conspicuous consumption’ Susman’s (2003)‘performing-self’ (200 words)
Para 4: Helena Rimmer...
Main article: Repressed memory
It is often claimed that traumatic events are repressed, yet it appears that the trauma more often strengthens memories due to heightened emotional or physical sensations. (These sensations may also cause distortions, though human memory...
counter-memory that foregrounds the disavowed remainders of its social history,
be they the material wastes of capitalist production or the “wasted lives” (Bauman
2004) produced by the push and pull of migration and globalization.15 In her discussion of the novel, Rita Sakr points to the fact that during the...
differences and similarities in their way of doing business (research on the nature of these kinds of businesses)
2. Liquidity Management
Bauman Company’s total current assets, total current liabilities, and inventory for each of the past 4 years follow:
gives people choices, examining social, economic, and geographic factors in relation to theories and concepts raised by social scientists such as Zygmunt Bauman, Thorstein Veblen and Warren Susman. It will use these theories to evaluate the real choices offered by supermarkets, which play a major role in...
‘reflexive modernity thesis’. It primarily refers to the recent work of Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens and, to a lesser degree, to that of Scott Lash4 and Zygmunt 3 These two pitfalls correspond to what Bourdieu (1996: 49) calls two ‘symmetrical illusions’ that the sociologist should avoid, namely the illusion...
many shopping malls. This distinguishing mark has divided contemporary society. As Zygmunt Bauman and main concept of his theory about Consumer society says, there are two major groups – ‘the seduced’ and ‘the repressed’. Outright Bauman’s theory leads us to consider society in the context of winners...
Consumption and Class Anaysis On The Approaches Of Bourdieu and Bauman
All societies place emphasis on one structure which gives form to the total society and integrates all the other structures such as the family, voluntary association, caste, age, and sex groupings into a social unity. Social stratification...