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Manufacturing Happy Citizens -

Manufacturing Happy Citizens

How the Science and Industry of Happiness Control our Lives

By Edgar Cabanas, Eva Illouz

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The imperative of happiness dictates the conduct and direction of our lives. There is no escape from the tyranny of positivity. But is happiness the supreme good that all of us should pursue? So says a new breed of so-called happiness experts, with positive psychologists, happiness economists and self-development gurus at the forefront. With the support of influential institutions and multinational corporations, these self-proclaimed experts now tell us what governmental policies to apply, what educational interventions to make and what changes we must undertake in order to lead more successful, more meaningful and healthier lives. With a healthy scepticism, this book documents the powerful social impact of the science and industry of happiness, arguing that the neoliberal alliance between psychologists, economists and self-development gurus has given rise to a new and oppressive form of government and control in which happiness has been woven into the very fabric of power.

Product code: 9781509537891

ISBN 9781509537891
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW143xS18
No. Of Pages 260
Publisher Polity Press