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Inventing Our Selves

Author : Nikolas Rose
ISBN : 0521646073
Genre : Psychology
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Inventing Our Selves proposes a radical new approach to the analysis of our current regime of the self, and the values of autonomy, identity, individuality, liberty and choice that animate it. It argues that psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy and other "psy" disciplines have played a key role in "inventing our selves," changing the ways in which human beings understand and act upon themselves, and how they are acted upon by politicians, managers, doctors, therapists and a multitude of other authorities. These mutations are intrinsically linked to recent changes in ways of understanding and exercising political power, which have stressed the values of autonomy, personal responsibility and choice. The aim of this critical history is to diagnose and destabilize our contemporary "condition" of the self, to help us think differently about the kind of persons we are, or might become.

Inventing Ourselves

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ISBN : 0415029589
Genre : Lesbians
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Fifteen women talk about childhood, family, lovers, friends, and work, as well as lesbian social and political life. The stories cover time from the 1930s to 1987. Explores questions: What are the important influences on our lives as lesbians and women? How have we effected change ourselves? How have lesbians met, organized, and enjoyed themselves in the past?

Inventing Our Selves

Author : Nikolas S. Rose
ISBN : OCLC:797856129
Genre : Identity (Psychology)
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Explaining Things

Author : Lee Thayer
ISBN : 145684041X
Genre : Social Science
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Inventing Ourselves Out Of Jobs

Author : Amy Sue Bix
ISBN : 0801869137
Genre : Business & Economics
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Americans today often associate scientific and technological change with progress and personal well-being. Yet underneath our confident assumptions lie serious questions. In Inventing Ourselves Out of Jobs? Amy Sue Bix locates the origins of this confusion in the Great Depression, when social and economic crisis forced many Americans to re-examine ideas about science, technology, and progress. Growing fear of "technological unemployment"—the idea that increasing mechanization displaced human workers—prompted widespread talk about the meaning of progress in the new Machine Age. In response, promoters of technology mounted a powerful public relations campaign: in advertising, writings, speeches, and World Fair exhibits, company leaders and prominent scientists and engineers insisted that mechanization ultimately would ensure American happiness and national success. Emphasizing the cultural context of the debate, Bix concentrates on public perceptions of work and technological change: the debate over mechanization turned on ideology, on the way various observers in the 1930s interpreted the relationship between technology and American progress. Although similar concerns arose in other countries, Bix highlights what was unique about the American response: "Discussion about workplace change," she argues, "became entwined with particular musings about the meaning of American history, the western frontier, and a sense of national destiny." In her concluding chapters and epilogue, Bix shows how the issue changed during World War II and in postwar America and brings the debate forward to show its relevance to modern readers.

Inventing Ourselves

Author : Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
ISBN : 9781473527256
Genre : Social Science
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Re Inventing Our Selves Ourselves

Author : Susan Jacqueline Marais
ISBN : OCLC:910913053
Genre : South African fiction (English)
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Amusing Ourselves To Death

Author : Neil Postman
ISBN : 1101042621
Genre : Social Science
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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals. “A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.” –Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

Inventing Ourselves Again

Author : Janis Fisher Chan
ISBN : 0963832719
Genre : Social Science
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is book is a conversation between women. As a generation, we began talking to one another in the turbulent 60s and 70s. Our trust in each other grew and we held nothing back. Now, we talk about the learning, the fears, the frustrations, and the joys of aging. Inventing Ourselves Again is like sitting in on a conversation with friends. Educated, articulate women examine ideas and feelings common to all American women at the end of the 20th century. It reads the way women talk to each other over lunch, on a long walk, during an afternoon at the beach. Join this circle of friends.)

What Technology Wants

Author : Kevin Kelly
ISBN : 9781101444467
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning. From the Hardcover edition.

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