We live in a narcissistic society where random acts of intimacy with real people are pointless and romance is dead

Cotton, Elizabeth (2014) We live in a narcissistic society where random acts of intimacy with real people are pointless and romance is dead. In: Sex and psychopaths: celebrating 100 years of Freud's On Narcissism. Dunleavy, Patrick, Mollett, Amy and McDonnell, Anthony, eds. London School of Economics, London, pp. 4-5. ISBN 9781999863760.

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Abstract

This e-book will look at how we can understand the apparent growth in narcissism and withdrawals from intimacy in a digital age. From the impact of Facebook and online porn on sex, to whether we’re losing the capacity to be close to the people we work with. Join us to explore whether we’re all turning into narcissists or whether we can do something to salvage intimacy with other people.
This e-book is released to coincide with the LSE Review of Books event of the same name at the LSE Literary Festival 2014. Speakers include Marianna Fotaki, Professor of Business Ethics at Warwick Business School; Yiannis Gabriel, Professor of Organizational Theory at the University of Bath; Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick; David Morgan, a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society; and Elizabeth Cotton, the founding director of The Resilience Space and the Surviving Work Library. A podcast of the event will be available in the days after the event.
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Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
Item ID: 14342
Notes on copyright: "All of our articles are published under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 and other blogs and publications are free to use them with attribution." (copied from first page of publication)
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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2015 11:46
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 09:59
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14342

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