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Author Scheibe, Karl E., 1937-

Title The drama of everyday life / Karl E. Scheibe
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000


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Description xii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. A Quotidian Psychology -- 2. Seriousness -- 3. Indifference -- 4. Boredom -- 5. Cosmetics and Costumes -- 6. Fear and Greed -- 7. Too Much Plenty -- 8. Eating and Sex -- 9. While We Were Dancing -- 10. Gambling -- 11. The Disappearance of Schizophrenia -- 12. Drama in the Classroom -- 13. For and Against Piety -- 14. The Giving of Gifts -- 15. The Questions of Authenticity -- Reprise
Summary "Karl Scheibe's book has a dramatic ambition: the transformation of psychology, and with it, the transformation of our flattened senses. Arguing that many subjects can be better illuminated by the way they work in our real lives than by experimental abstractions, Scheibe urges on us a psychology that explores the self-representation, performance, and scripts in everyday experience, and in doing so, ties together many of our observations about human beings' relationships with one other, and with our private selves. He imagines, and makes his readers imagine, a psychology that is informed by the dramatic perspectives provided by literature, poetry, philosophy, history, music, and theater - and casinos, classrooms, kitchens, and dance floors, too."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-271) and index
Subject Human behavior.
LC no. 99043533
ISBN 0674002318 alkaline paper