Login

Cabanas, Edgar

Manufacturing Happy Citizens: How the Science and Industry of Happiness Control our Lives

Cabanas, Edgar - Manufacturing Happy Citizens: How the Science and Industry of Happiness Control our Lives, ebook

18,70€

Ebook, ePUB with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9781509537907
DRM Restrictions

Printing78 pages with an additional page accrued every 10 hours, capped at 78 pages
Copy to clipboard5 excerpts

The imperative of happiness dictates the conduct and direction of our lives. There is no escape from the tyranny of positivity. But is happiness the supreme good that all of us should pursue? So says a new breed of so-called happiness experts, with positive psychologists, happiness economists and self-development gurus at the forefront. With the support of influential institutions and multinational corporations, these self-proclaimed experts now tell us what governmental policies to apply, what educational interventions to make and what changes we must undertake in order to lead more successful, more meaningful and healthier lives.

With a healthy scepticism, this book documents the powerful social impact of the science and industry of happiness, arguing that the neoliberal alliance between psychologists, economists and self-development gurus has given rise to a new and oppressive form of government and control in which happiness has been woven into the very fabric of power.

Keywords: Happiness; self-help; therapy; positive psychology; positive thinking; health; wellness; wellbeing, Cultural Studies General, Social Psychology, Cultural Studies General, Social Psychology

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2019
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
260 pages
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509537907
Printed ISBN
9781509537891

Similar titles