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Complicated lives : the malaise of modernity

Author: Michael Willmott; William Nelson
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2005, ©2003.
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Complicated Lives examines the greatest conundrum of the modern world: why, despite being richer, healthier and more empowered than ever before, do we continue to feel threatened, under pressure and stressed? There's no denying that we've never had it so good, yet the stark truth is that levels of happiness are unchanged since the 1950s.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Willmott, Michael, 1952-
Complicated lives.
Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2005, ©2003
(DLC) 2005015112
(OCoLC)60492014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Willmott; William Nelson
ISBN: 0470857021 9780470857021 0470012633 9780470012635
OCLC Number: 65471569
Notes: Originally published: 2003. With new subtitle.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 225 pages) : illustrations
Contents: COMPLICATED LIVES --
CONTENTS --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
INTRODUCTION --
1 IT?S A COMPLICATED LIFE --
2 THE NEW INDIVIDUALISM --
3 THE ROUTELESS SOCIETY --
4 HUMAN CAPITAL AND THE NETWORK SOCIETY --
5 NEW LIFE COURSES, NEW CHALLENGES --
6 TECHNOLOGY AND COMPLEXITY --
7 THE CHOICE EXPLOSION --
8 REGENDERING LIFE --
9 THE PARENTING CHALLENGE --
10 THE ANXIETY SOCIETY --
11 COMPLICATED TIMES --
12 NAVIGATING A COMPLEX WORLD --
NOTES --
INDEX.
Responsibility: Michael Willmott and William Nelson.

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Complicated Lives examines the greatest conundrum of the modern world: why, despite being richer, healthier and more empowered than ever before, do we continue to feel threatened, under pressure and stressed? There's no denying that we've never had it so good, yet the stark truth is that levels of happiness are unchanged since the 1950s.

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