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The culture of narcissism : American life in an age of diminishing expectations

Author: Christopher Lasch
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1978, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Argues that American society has become increasingly self-absorbed, focused on self-gratification to the exclusion of higher values, and that the mass narcissism of the culture is based on fear.
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Additional Physical Format: Lasch, Christopher.
Culture of narcissism.
197-]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Lasch
ISBN: 0393011771 9780393011777
OCLC Number: 4036928
Description: xviii, 268 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The awareness movement and the social invasion of the self --
The narcissistic personality of our time --
Changing modes of making it : from Horatio Alger to the happy hooker --
The banality of Pseudo-Self-Awareness : theatrics of politics and everyday existence --
The degradation of sport --
Schooling and the new illiteracy --
The socialization of reproduction and the collapse of authority --
The flight from feeling : sociopsychology of the sex war --
The shattered faith in the regeneration of life --
Paternalism without father.
Responsibility: Christopher Lasch.

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Argues that American society has become increasingly self-absorbed, focused on self-gratification to the exclusion of higher values, and that the mass narcissism of the culture is based on fear.

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