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Cederström, Carl

The Wellness Syndrome

Cederström, Carl - The Wellness Syndrome, ebook

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Not exercising as much as you should? Counting your caloriesin your sleep? Feeling ashamed for not being happier? You may be avictim of the wellness syndrome.

In this ground-breaking new book, Carl Cederström andAndré Spicer argue that the ever-present pressure to maximizeour wellness has started to work against us, making us feel worseand provoking us to withdraw into ourselves. The Wellness Syndromefollows health freaks who go to extremes to find the perfect diet,corporate athletes who start the day with a dance party, and theself-trackers who monitor everything, including their own toilethabits. This is a world where feeling good has becomeindistinguishable from being good. Visions of social change havebeen reduced to dreams of individual transformation, politicaldebate has been replaced by insipid moralising, and scientificevidence has been traded for new-age delusions. A lively andhumorous diagnosis of the cult of wellness, this book is anindispensable guide for everyone suspicious of our relentless questto be happier and healthier.

Keywords: Political Philosophy & Theory, self-help, health, wellness, wellbeing, life-tracking, cultural studies, politics, philosophy, ethics, political theory, body image, exercise

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
200 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745688930
Printed ISBN
9780745655611

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