The Psychologization of Society (Innbundet)

On the Unfolding of the Therapeutic in Norway

Serie: Therapeutic Cultures 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2018
Antall sider: 166
Forlag: Taylor & Francis Inc
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9780815360421
Kategori: Helse- og sosialfag , Kulturhistorie og Sosiologi
Omtale The Psychologization of Society
The Psychologization of Society explores the manner in which psychology has increasingly crept into everyday life, with nature reduced to a source of mental health, the belief in God motivated by health not salvation, sin and evil turned into psychiatric diagnosis and the market economy being primarily driven by psychology. Showing that Norway, like the United States and Great Britain, is currently subjected to a psychological worldview or "therapeutic ethos," Madsen examines an array of spheres such as media, law, religion, self-help literature and cosmetic surgery to shed light on the ways in which the therapeutic ethos, rather than simply "triumphing" over them, actually blends in with regional norms and values. A study of the psychological imprint on Western countries as a form of the global democratisation of psychologised self-care, this book explores the boundless struggle to be the "best version of yourself" in contemporary neoliberal culture. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, psychology and cultural and media studies with interests in therapeutic discourses and paradoxes of health.

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