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Apr 09, 2024 | ISBN 9781839766053

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Praise

“Hannah Proctor is one of the best writers on the left today, and this is an extraordinary and extremely timely book – a kaleidoscopic work of revolutionary history on what happens when our day doesn’t come and we have to cope with the consequences. Refusing both the easy temptations of left melancholia and forced ‘just another push, comrades!’ optimism, this is a book full of unromantic communist longing, deadpan humour and hard-won wisdom.”
—Owen Hatherley, author of The Ministry of Nostalgia

“Not since Freud first described war neurosis have we been treated to such an astonishing taxonomy of the human mind. In Burnout, Hannah Proctor takes that feeling we all have, and names it again and again, helping us to resee the past and present of revolutionary struggle. A must-read.”
—Hannah Zeavin, Founding Editor, Parapraxis

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Part I. Historical Symptoms: Past Attachments
1. Melancholia
2. Nostalgia
3. Depression

Part II. Survival Pending Revolution: Patient Urgency
4. Burnout
5. Exhaustion
6. Bitterness

Part III. Concepts Transformed: Anti-Adaptive Healing
7. Trauma
8. Mourning

Afterword
Acknowledgements
Notes
Index

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