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Title Century of the self / written and produced by Adam Curtis
Published [Place of publication not identified] : BN Publishing [distributor], [2006]


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 W'PONDS  330.019 Cur/Cot  AVAILABLE
Description 2 videodisc (DVD)s (236 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Contents Part 1. The Happiness machines. Explores the emotional connection to consumerism and the psychological motivation of desires over needs through the historical context of the early 20th century; the use of propaganda and the promotion of Freudian ideologies. The work of Edward L. Bernays, public relations specialist and nephew of Freud, is discussed -- Part 2. The Engineering of consent. Post-WWII growth of psychoanalysis in America. Comments on the work of Ernest Dichter -- Part 3. There is a policeman inside all our heads, he must be destroyed. 1960's questioning of Freudian principles, liberation of feelings vs. suppressing primitive animal instincts -- Part 4. Eight people sipping wine in Kettering : "Satisfaction of individual feelings and desire is our highest priority." How politicians in Britain and America create, control and respond to this idea
Summary Four programs describing the psycho/social issues affecting 20th century consumerism against the backdrop of the development of Freudian psychology
Notes Each segment: 59 minutes
Event Videorecording of the 2002 BBC series, Century of the Self, Programmes 1-4
Notes DVD
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995.
Dichter, Ernest, 1907-1991.
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Motivation research (Marketing)
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Author Curtis, Adam, 1955-
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Other Titles Title on container and disc labels: Century of self