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The Resource Therapy culture : cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age, Frank Furedi

Therapy culture : cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age, Frank Furedi

Label
Therapy culture : cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age
Title
Therapy culture
Title remainder
cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age
Statement of responsibility
Frank Furedi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 psychology. Terms like people 'at risk', 'scarred for life' or 'emotional damage' evoke a unique sense of powerlessness. Furedi questions the widely accepted thesis that the therapeutic turn represents an enlightened shift towards emotions. He claims that therapeutic culture is primarily about imposing a new conformity through the management of people's emotions. Through framing the problem of everyday life through the prism of emotions, therapeutic culture incites people to feel powerless and ill. Drawing on developments in popular culture, political and social life, Furedi provides a path-breaking analysis of the therapeutic turn."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Furedi, Frank
Dewey number
302
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1033
LC item number
.F87 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social psychology
  • Emotions
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social problems
  • Emotions
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social problems
  • Social psychology
Label
Therapy culture : cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age, Frank Furedi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm52166272
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780415321594
Lccn
2003007201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52166272
Label
Therapy culture : cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age, Frank Furedi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm52166272
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780415321594
Lccn
2003007201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52166272

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