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Self-Help, Inc. : makeover culture in American life

Author: Micki McGee
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Why doesn't self-help help? Micki McGee explores the demand for self-help & what it tells us about ourselves.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McGee, Micki.
Self-Help, Inc. : Makeover Culture in American Life.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Micki McGee
ISBN: 9780199944088 0199944083 9780195171242 0195171241 1602564809 9781602564800
OCLC Number: 1087337624
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue: Covey's Daughter and Her Dilemma; Introduction: From Self-Made to Belabored; Chapter 1 From Calling to Vision: Spiritual, Secular, and Gendered Notions; Chapter 2 From Power! to Personal Power!: Survivalism and the Inward Turn; Chapter 3 From Having It All to Simple Abundance: Gender and the Logic of Diminished Expectations; Chapter 4 The Self at Work: From Job-Hunters to Artist-Entrepreneurs; Chapter 5 At Work on the Self: The Making of the Belabored Self; Chapter 6 All You Can Be, or Some Conclusions; Appendix: Some Notes on Method; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D.
Responsibility: Micki McGee.
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Why doesn't self-help help? Micki McGee explores the demand for self-help & what it tells us about ourselves.

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