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The happiness industry : how the government and big business sold us well-being

Author: William Davies
Publisher: London : Verso, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In winter 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the world leaders gathered at Davos on the importance of Happiness. The recent DSM-5, the manual of all diagnosable mental illnesses, for the first time included shyness and grief as treatable diseases. Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being. In this brilliant dissection of our times, political economist William Davies shows
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2014041594
(OCoLC)889164210
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Davies
ISBN: 9781781688472 1781688478 9781781688465 178168846X
OCLC Number: 907924127
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Knowing How You Feel --
The Price of Pleasure --
In the Mood to Buy --
The Psychosomatic Worker --
The Crisis of Authority --
Social Optimization --
Living in the Lab --
Critical Animals.
Responsibility: William Davies.
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