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Lost in perfection : impacts of optimisation on culture and psyche

Author: Vera King; Benigna Gerisch; Hartmut Rosa
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Classical and contemporary social theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vera King; Benigna Gerisch; Hartmut Rosa
ISBN: 9781315179964 1315179962
OCLC Number: 1046085095
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on contributors; Introduction: 'lost in perfection' --
ideals and performances; PART I Optimisation in economy and working life; 1 Optimisation in a context of financialisation; 2 The subject in the marketplace, the subject as a marketplace; 3 The missing link: how organisations bridge the gap between dynamic stabilisation and individual optimisation; PART II Changes in intersubjectivity --
pathologies of the social; 4 'Fitter, happier, more productive' : optimising time with technology 5 Optimising patterns of life conduct: transformations in relations to the self and to others, especially in generational care6 The two meanings of the notion of social pathology: toward an anthropology of adversity in individualistic society; PART III The optimised self; 7 The authoritarian dimension in digital self-tracking: containment, commodification, subjugation; 8 The truth of fear; 9 Perfection, sublimation and idealisation; 10 A pathological organization based on a longing for perfection; PART IV Optimisation of the body 11 Optimisation by knife: on types of biographical appropriation of aesthetic surgery in late modernity12 Fighting death with aesthetic medicine: the rise of minimally invasive procedures in times of self-optimisation; 13 Rationalising life by means of self-optimisation: the obsessive-compulsive excess of Gustav Großmann. A striking example for the rationalistic bookkeeper-personality; Conclusions; Index
Series Title: Classical and contemporary social theory.
Responsibility: edited by Vera King, Benigna Gerisch and Hartmut Rosa ; with editorial assistance from Julia Schreiber & Benedikt Salfeld.

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