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The Resource Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr

Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr

Label
Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us
Title
Selfie
Title remainder
how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us
Statement of responsibility
Will Storr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We are living in an age of heighted individualism. Success is a personal responsibility. Out culture tells us that to succeed is to be slim, rich, happy, extroverted, popular--flawless. We have become self-obsessed. And our expectation of perfection comes at a cost. Millions are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy. The pressure to conform to this ideal has changed who we are. It was not always like this. To explain how we got here, award-winning journalist Will Storr takes us on a journey across continents and centuries to explore the origins of this notion of the perfect self that torments so many of us: Where does this ideal come from? Why is it so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell? Full of thrilling and unexpected connections among history, psychology, economics, neuroscience, and more, Selfie is an unforgettable book that makes sense of who we have become. Ranging from Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of narcissism and the "selfie" generation, and right up to the era of hyper-individualism in which we live now, Selfie tells the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately--because it's us."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PWC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Storr, Will
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
BF697.5.S65
LC item number
S76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self
  • Self
  • Self-perception
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • Anthropology
  • Self
  • Self-perception
  • Sociology
Label
Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dying self -- The tribal self -- The perfectible self -- The bad self -- The good self -- The special self -- The digital self -- How to stay alive in the age of perfectionism
Control code
1028640709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9781468315899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15002473
System control number
(OCoLC)1028640709
Label
Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dying self -- The tribal self -- The perfectible self -- The bad self -- The good self -- The special self -- The digital self -- How to stay alive in the age of perfectionism
Control code
1028640709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9781468315899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15002473
System control number
(OCoLC)1028640709

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