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The happiness industry : how the government and big business sold us well-being, William Davies

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The happiness industry : how the government and big business sold us well-being
Title
The happiness industry
Title remainder
how the government and big business sold us well-being
Statement of responsibility
William Davies
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What was a Buddhist monk doing at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos lecturing the world's leaders on mindfulness? Why do many successful corporations have a 'chief happiness officer'? What can the chemical composition of your brain tell a potential employer about you? In the past decade, governments and corporations have become increasingly interested in measuring the way people feel: 'the Happiness index', 'Gross National Happiness', 'well-being' and positive psychology have come to dominate the way we live our lives. As a result, our emotions have become a new resource to be bought and sold. In a fascinating investigation combining history, science and ideas, William Davies shows how well-being influences all aspects of our lives: business, finance, marketing and smart technology. This book will make you rethink everything from the way you work, the power of the 'Nudge', the ever-expanding definitions of depression, and the commercialization of your most private feelings. The Happiness Industry is a shocking and brilliantly argued warning about the new religion of the age: our emotions.--
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1976-
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Davies, William
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Well-being
  • Well-being
  • Well-being
  • Well-being
  • Happiness
  • Neoliberalism
  • Capitalism
  • Marketing
  • Social psychology
  • Economics
Label
The happiness industry : how the government and big business sold us well-being, William Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Knowing How You Feel -- The Price of Pleasure -- In the Mood to Buy -- The Psychosomatic Worker -- The Crisis of Authority -- Social Optimization -- Living in the Lab -- Critical Animals
Control code
FIEb17705691
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781781688458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)963760457
Label
The happiness industry : how the government and big business sold us well-being, William Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Knowing How You Feel -- The Price of Pleasure -- In the Mood to Buy -- The Psychosomatic Worker -- The Crisis of Authority -- Social Optimization -- Living in the Lab -- Critical Animals
Control code
FIEb17705691
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781781688458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)963760457

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