This classic study is one of the few books to explore extensively the many facets of envy—“a drive which lies at the core of man’s life as a social being.” Ranging. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Schoeck, Helmut. Envy: a theory of social behaviour. Translation of: Der Neid. Reprint. Envy was first published in German in , then in an English translation in This classic study is one of the few books to explore extensively the many.

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My only regret is that the people I know who should read this won’t read it. In primitive societies, it is difficult for the individual to spend personal time alone. Help Center Find new research papers in: He went on to say that Shoeck puts forward two propositions – first, that envy has played a large part in forming human society, and that, secondly, the role of envy often remains hidden.

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Envy plays a major role in many primitive cultures. Aug 10, Bill Churchill rated it liked it.

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Not only does he tackle a subject that is shrouded in taboo with great rational clarity, he goes on to provide a fascinating theory of the role of envy in social life. However, anyone who takes the time to read helmkt book will finish it far more aware of the difficulties caused by envy.

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Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour by Helmut Schoeck

Donnerse Bliksem rated it it was amazing Dec 11, This is a book about envy, an important subject which has generally been neglected by academics. The Ambivalence of Scarcity and Other Enfy. InSchoeck returned to Germany, where he obtained a chair in sociology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainzwhich he would occupy envj his retirement in Published December 1st by Liberty Fund Inc. Bojana Djuric rated it really liked it Dec 06, While any ary mobs.

A thought-provoking and in-depth study of a vastly neglected topic.