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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In winter 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the world leaders gathered at Davos on the importance of Happiness. The recent DSM-5, the manual of all diagnosable mental illnesses, for the first time included shyness and grief as treatable diseases. Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being. In this dissection of our times, political economist William Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the 1780s, has dominated the political debates that have delivered neoliberalism. From a history of business strategies of how to get the best out of employees, to the increased level of surveillance measuring every aspect of our lives; from why experts prefer to measure the chemical in the brain than ask you how you are feeling, to why Freakonomics tells us less about the way people behave than expected, The Happiness Industry is a guide to the marketization of modern life. Davies shows that the science of happiness is less a science than an extension of hyper-capitalism
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, William
Dewey number
304
Index
index present
LC call number
HN25
LC item number
.D35 2016
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
  • Wirtschaftliches Verhalten
  • Glück
  • Gefühl
Label
The happiness industry : how the government and big business sold us well-being, William Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-302) 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
ocn889164210
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781784780951
Lccn
2014041594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781781688458
  • (OCoLC)889164210
Label
The happiness industry : how the government and big business sold us well-being, William Davies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-302) 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
ocn889164210
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781784780951
Lccn
2014041594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781781688458
  • (OCoLC)889164210

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