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Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr

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Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us
Title
Selfie
Title remainder
how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us
Statement of responsibility
Will Storr
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We live in the age of the individual. We are supposed to be slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted and popular. This is our culture’s image of the perfect self. We see this person everywhere: in advertising, in the press, all over social media. We’re told that to be this person you just have to follow your dreams, that our potential is limitless, that we are the source of our own success. But this model of the perfect self can be extremely dangerous. People are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy. Unprecedented social pressure is leading to increases in depression and suicide. Where does this ideal come from? Why is it so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell? To answer these questions, Selfie by Will Storr takes us from the shores of Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of narcissism and the selfie generation, and right up to the era of hyper-individualistic neoliberalism in which we live now. It tells the extraordinary story of the person we all know so intimately – our self"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
155.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697.5.S44
LC item number
S76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr
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Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
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24 cm
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Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9781509874736
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