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.
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.
List of Figures Abbreviations Introduction 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
6Necessity Versus Necessity
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 1Egoism
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.