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The era of choice : the ability to choose and its transformation of contemporary life

Author: Edward C Rosenthal
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
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"In The Era of Choice Edward Rosenthal argues that choice, and having to make choices, has become the most important influence in both out personal lives and our cultural expression. Choice, he claims, has transformed how we live, how we think, and who we are."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosenthal, Edward C., 1959-
Era of choice.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)654528286
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward C Rosenthal
ISBN: 0262182483 9780262182485 026268165X 9780262681650
OCLC Number: 57134647
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xii, 331 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Choice : more than wanting to have your cake and eat it too --
2. Behind the scenes of choice : the historical precursors --
3. Free will and the vicious spiral of choice : Who's in control? --
4. Many branches, many worlds, and the splintering of reality --
5. The blurring of reality --
6. Postindustrial society : Our break with history? --
7. Decision making : Is there a method to its madness? --
8. Oppositions : Saussure, structuralism, and more --
9. Freedom and existentialism --
10. Risk : what it means to us --
11. The individual versus the group --
12. The turning point : the 1960s --
13. High and low culture, subjective and objective mentality --
14. From modernism to postmodernism --
15. Postmodern manifestations, self-reference, and beyond --
16. Critics of contemporary life --
17. Societal problems and conflicts : Where are we headed? --
18. Have we been here before? --
19. Policy implications, and conclusions.
Responsibility: Edward C. Rosenthal.

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How today's cornucopia of choices has transformed our lives and our culture, from the foundations of scientific theory to the anxiety of everyday decisions.  Read more...

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