Manufacturing Happy Citizens

How the Science and Industry of Happiness Control our Lives

Cabanas, Edgar/Illouz, Eva

218 Seiten

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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.

Edgar Cabanas is Professor at Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid. Eva Illouz is Director of Studies at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

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Autor Cabanas, Edgar/Illouz, Eva
Verlag Wiley-VCH GmbH
ISBN 9781509537891
ISBN/EAN 9781509537891
Lieferzeit 5 Werktage(inkl . Versand)
Lieferbarkeitsdatum 05.09.2019
Einband Kartoniert
Format 1.7 x 21 x 15
Seitenzahl 218 S.
Gewicht 312

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Verlag Wiley-VCH GmbH
ISBN 9781509537891
Format 1.7 x 21 x 15
Gewicht 312

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.

Edgar Cabanas is Professor at Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid. Eva Illouz is Director of Studies at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

 

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