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There is a policeman inside all our heads - he must be destroyed

There is a policeman inside all our heads - he must be destroyed 2002 The century of the self

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Summary

Series looking at how psychoanalysts' understanding of the subconcious has been used to manipulate the masses. In 60s America, Freudian ideas were challenged by therapists inspired by Freud's former pupil, Wilhelm Reich, who promoted self-expression. The movement towards psychological freedom led to the rise of the 'me' generation, but was soon jumped upon by corporate America as a chance to brand 'individuality'. This programme shows how self-help movements like Werber Erhard's Erhard Seminar Training led to the irresistible rise of the expressive self: the Me generation. The American corporations soon realised that this new self was not a threat but their greatest opportunity. It was in their interest to encourage people to feel they were unique individuals and then sell them ways to express that individuality. To do this they turned to techniques developed by Freudian psychoanalysts to read the inner desires of the new self.

Item Type: Off-air recording
Title: There is a policeman inside all our heads - he must be destroyed
Series Name: The century of the self
Transmission date: 16 May 2002
Channel: BBC4
Running time: 60 minutes
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 15:35
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2013 20:42
Additional Information: This recording is to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence.
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22774

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