Presentation Title

Narcissism in Postmodernsim Society

Type of Presentation

Individual presentation

Brief Description of Presentation

Christopher Lasch considered that American narcissistic individualism was shaped by the changes in the structure of late capitalism, and the author considered late capitalism as a postmodern society in which individuals might lose their self-identity due to hyperreality. This paper primarily illustrates Baudrillard’s and Simmel’s perspectives to elucidate narcissism in postmodern society. Additionally, the paper discusses the waning of patriarchy from Frankfurt school scholars such as Horkheimer and Adorno since Lasch himself was deeply influenced by those intellectuals.

Abstract of Proposal

Christopher Lasch considered that American narcissistic individualism was shaped by the changes in the structure of late capitalism, and the author considered late capitalism as a postmodern society in which individuals might lose their self-identity due to hyperreality. This paper primarily illustrates Baudrillard’s and Simmel’s perspectives to elucidate narcissism in postmodern society. Additionally, the paper discusses the waning of patriarchy from Frankfurt school scholars such as Horkheimer and Adorno since Lasch himself was deeply influenced by those intellectuals.

Location

Session 5C ( Tellfair, Hilton Garden Inn)

Start Date

2-23-2019 10:15 AM

End Date

2-23-2019 11:45 AM

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Narcissism in Postmodernsim Society

Session 5C ( Tellfair, Hilton Garden Inn)

Christopher Lasch considered that American narcissistic individualism was shaped by the changes in the structure of late capitalism, and the author considered late capitalism as a postmodern society in which individuals might lose their self-identity due to hyperreality. This paper primarily illustrates Baudrillard’s and Simmel’s perspectives to elucidate narcissism in postmodern society. Additionally, the paper discusses the waning of patriarchy from Frankfurt school scholars such as Horkheimer and Adorno since Lasch himself was deeply influenced by those intellectuals.