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|ISBN:||0415321603 9780415321600 041532159X 9780415321594|
|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.
'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