Comparing Marcuse 's Eros And Civilisation And One Dimensional Man Have Roots
2011 Words Dec 10th, 2016 9 Pages
Through the discussion of ‘socialisation’, ‘repressive desublimation’ and ‘surplus repression’ this essay will demonstrate how Marcuse’s theoretical approach was influenced by classical theorists Marx and Freud. As well as consideration of the key debate in sociology regarding the primacy of structural forces or personal agency in understanding and explaining the social world. Which can subsequently be traced to contemporary theorists. Notably, Giddens’ development of structuration theory and Archer’s understanding of society as a reflexive ongoing process.
Marcuse’s Eros and Civilisation (1969) argues in response to Freud’s Civilisation and its Discontents (1941), the…