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Therapy culture : cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age

Author: Frank Furedi
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Therapy Culture 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Furedi
ISBN: 041532159X 9780415321594 0415321603 9780415321600
OCLC Number: 52166272
Description: 245 pages ; 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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