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Author Davies, William, 1976- author

Title Happiness industry : how the government and big business sold us well-being / William Davies
Edition Paperback edition
Published London : Verso, 2016
London : Verso, [2016]
©2016

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Description 314 pages ; 20 cm
Contents 1. Knowing how you feel -- 2. The price of pleasure -- 3. In the mood to buy -- 4. The psychosomatic worker -- 5. The crisis of authority -- 6. Social optimization -- 7. Living in the lab -- 8. Critical animals
Summary Questioning everything from the way we work to the ever-expanding definitions of depression and the commercialization of our most private feelings, The Happiness Industry is a shocking and brilliantly argued warning about the new religion of the age: our emotions
Notes First published by Verso 2015
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Capitalism -- Social aspects.
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Happiness -- Social aspects.
Marketing -- Social aspects.
Neoliberalism -- Social aspects.
Social psychology.
Well-being -- Economic aspects.
Well-being -- Political aspects.
Well-being -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Well-being -- Social aspects.
ISBN 1784780952
9781784780951