Disintegration: Bad Love, Collective Suicide, and the Idols of Imperial Twilight

Volume Two of Sacrifice and Self-Defeat


Together again for the first time, Marx and Durkheim join forces in the pages of Disintegration: Bad Love, Collective Suicide, and the Idols of Imperial Twilight for a dialectical exploration of the moral economy of neoliberalism, animated, as it is not only by the capitalist chase for surplus value, but also by an immortal vortex of sacred powers. Classical sociology and psychoanalysis are reconstituted within Hegelian social ontology and dialectical method that differentiates between the ephemeral and free and the eternal and fixed aspects of modern life.

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Mark Worrell, Ph.D. (2003), University of Kansas, is an Associate Editor at Critical Sociology and has published articles in a wide variety of critical social theory journals and has authored or edited numerous books.
Preface ix
Acknowledgements xxvi
List of Figures
 1Marxheimianism and the Return of the Repressed
 2Freedom and Anomie
 3Dynamism, Alienation and Reification
 4Masters and Slaves
 5Authoritarianism, Character, and Resonance
 6Disobedience and Necessity
1Reflective Determinations
 1The Lifeless Universal
 2The Judgement
 3The Syllogism
 5The Idea
 6Necessity Versus Necessity
 7The Commodity
 8The Dialectic
2Bad Love
 1The House of the Absolute
 2The New Economy and the Reign of Tyche
 3The Nightmare of Collective Unconsciousness
3The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
 5Composite Forces
 6Positive Hell and Heavenly Negativities
Graduate students, academic professionals, and intellectuals interested in a classical sociological, psychodynamic, and Hegelian interpretation of the sacred as it applies to the neoliberal capitalist system will be enlightened.