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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
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William Davies
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Language
eng
Summary
"When Jeremy Bentham proposed that government should run 'for the greatest benefit of the greatest number, ' he posed two problems: what is happiness and how can we measure it? With the rise of positive psychology, freakonomics, behavioural economics, endless TED talks, the happiness manifesto, the Happiness Index, the tyranny of customer service, the emergence of the quantified self movement, we have become a culture obsessed with measuring our supposed satisfaction. In anecdotes that include the Buddhist monk who lectured the business leaders of the world at Davos, why the Nike Fuel band makes us more worried about our fitness, how parts of our city are being rebuilt in response to scientific studies of oxytocin levels in our brain, and what a survey from Radisson hotels--that proves that 62% of us believe that well-being is a luxury worth more than work or a good relationship--really tells us about the way we measure ourselves, and continually find ourselves wanting"--
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Dewey number
304
Index
index present
LC call number
HN25
LC item number
.D35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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, William Davies
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-302) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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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
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22 cm
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314 pages
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9781781688458
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