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Therapeutic culture : cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age

Author: Frank Furedi
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Explores the powerful influence of therapeutic imperative in Anglo-American societies. In recent decades virtually every sphere of life has become subject to a new emotional culture. Professor Furedi suggests that the recent cultural turn towards the realm of the emotions coincides with a radical redefinition of personhood. Increasingly, vulnerability is presented as the defining feature of people's psychology.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Furedi
ISBN: 0415321603 9780415321600 041532159X 9780415321594
OCLC Number: 82632578
Description: 224 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The culture of emotionalism --
The politics of emotion --
Targetting privacy and informal relations --
How did we get here? --
The diminished self --
The self at risk --
Fragile identity : hooked on self esteem --
Conferring recognition : the quest for identity and the state --
Therapeutic claims making and the demand for a diagnosis.
Responsibility: Frank Furedi.
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This study explores the powerful influence of therapeutic imperative in Anglo-American societies where nearly every sphere of life has become subject to a new emotional culture. It suggests that the  Read more...

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'Therapy is indeed the new opium of the people, as Frank Furedi makes clear in this fascinating, readable - and disturbing - book.' - Virginia Ironside, The Independent 'Can it really be such a bad Read more...

 
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