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The Resource Grovelling and other vices : the sociology of sycophancy, Alphons Silbermann ; translated by Ladislaus Löb

Grovelling and other vices : the sociology of sycophancy, Alphons Silbermann ; translated by Ladislaus Löb

Label
Grovelling and other vices : the sociology of sycophancy
Title
Grovelling and other vices
Title remainder
the sociology of sycophancy
Statement of responsibility
Alphons Silbermann ; translated by Ladislaus Löb
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Grovelling receives its first sociological treatment in this widely acclaimed work by the eminent German sociologist, Alphons Silbermann. According to Silbermann, grovelling, or arse-licking, is not a character trait but a model for action. It operates at the very centre of social mechanisms; and it is a process upon which any attempt to understand human arrangement must focus." "Furthermore, from analysing the arts of grovelling, sycophancy, duplicity and obsequiousness, we learn much about society, its ways of lies and flattery, cunning and deception, hypocrisy and baseness, false adulation and deliberate self-degradation. The author explains the purpose of grovelling and what you can do to protect yourself from it, and the methods of taking and avoiding the groveller's role."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Silbermann, Alphons
Dewey number
302.5/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX650.A44
LC item number
S5513 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allegories
  • Symbolism in art
  • Toadyism
  • Arts and society
  • Manipulative behavior
  • Power (Social sciences)
Label
Grovelling and other vices : the sociology of sycophancy, Alphons Silbermann ; translated by Ladislaus Löb
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • V.
  • Opportunism: When to submit
  • VI.
  • Interlude; Not a question of character
  • VII.
  • Lies, Hypocrisy, Flattery: the basics of deception
  • VIII.
  • Intrigue and Perfidy: Secret machinations
  • IX.
  • Love: Mightier than man
  • I.
  • X.
  • Family Life: The gateway to happiness
  • XI.
  • Education, Louts and the Permissive Society: We only want what is best for you
  • XII.
  • Adaptation: Avoidance of conflict, voluntary and enforced
  • XIII.
  • Guilt-Shedding: Of perpetrators and victims
  • Setting the Mood: Knigge, 'On Social Intercourse'
  • II.
  • Concepts: The gentleman is kindly requested to kiss Satan's backside
  • III.
  • Virtue and Vice: Human, All-too-Human
  • IV.
  • Purposive Ideology: Neither good nor evil
Control code
41662605
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 184 p.
Isbn
9780485115444
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99037793
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Grovelling and other vices : the sociology of sycophancy, Alphons Silbermann ; translated by Ladislaus Löb
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • V.
  • Opportunism: When to submit
  • VI.
  • Interlude; Not a question of character
  • VII.
  • Lies, Hypocrisy, Flattery: the basics of deception
  • VIII.
  • Intrigue and Perfidy: Secret machinations
  • IX.
  • Love: Mightier than man
  • I.
  • X.
  • Family Life: The gateway to happiness
  • XI.
  • Education, Louts and the Permissive Society: We only want what is best for you
  • XII.
  • Adaptation: Avoidance of conflict, voluntary and enforced
  • XIII.
  • Guilt-Shedding: Of perpetrators and victims
  • Setting the Mood: Knigge, 'On Social Intercourse'
  • II.
  • Concepts: The gentleman is kindly requested to kiss Satan's backside
  • III.
  • Virtue and Vice: Human, All-too-Human
  • IV.
  • Purposive Ideology: Neither good nor evil
Control code
41662605
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 184 p.
Isbn
9780485115444
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99037793
Other physical details
ill.

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