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Self Help, Inc. - Makeover Culture in American Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R827
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Self Help, Inc. - Makeover Culture in American Life (Paperback): Micki McGee
Self Help, Inc. - Makeover Culture in American Life (Paperback): Micki McGee

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Self Help, Inc. - Makeover Culture in American Life (Paperback)

Micki McGee

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Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products--books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers--is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, as others have contended, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. Self-Help, Inc. reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order. A lucid and fascinating treatment of the modern obsession with work and self-improvement, this lively book will strike a chord with its acute diagnosis of the self-help trap and its sharp suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2007
First published: August 2007
Authors: Micki McGee (Department of Sociology and Anthropology)
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 308
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-533726-6
Barcode: 9780195337266
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
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LSN: 0-19-533726-3

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