Therapy Culture:Cultivating Vu

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Routledge, Oct 28, 2013 - Social Science - 246 pages
First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The culture of emotionalism
24
2 The politics of emotion
44
3 Targeting privacy and informal relations
66
4 How did we get here?
84
5 The diminished self
106
6 The self at risk
127
Hooked on selfesteem
143
The quest for identity and the state
162
9 Therapeutic claimsmaking and the demand for a diagnosis
175
Does it matter?
195
Notes
205
Bibliography
226
Index
237
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