for Kindle Fire, Apple, Android, Nook, Kobo, PC, Mac, BlackBerry ...

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The New Individualism

The Emotional Costs of Globalization REVISED EDITION

The New Individualism by Anthony Elliott
Add to cart
US$ 41.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

Corporate networking, compulsive consumerism, plastic surgery, therapeutic tribulations, instant identity makeovers and reality TV: welcome to life in our increasingly individualized world. In this dazzling book, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert explore the culture of the ‘new individualism’ generated by global capitalism and develop a major new perspective on people’s emotional experiences of globalization.

The New Individualism offers fascinating, but disturbing, accounts of people struggling to cope with a new individualism reshaping the world today. There is Larry, a high-tech executive ‘emotionally wrecked by success’; there is Ruth, a married woman in her late fifties, typing real-time erotica in cyberspace; there is Norman, a recovering drug addict infected with HIV, reinventing himself by accepting the deadly worlds for what they are; and Caoimhe and Annie, two little girls only beginning to explore the disorientating effects of the new individualism.

This book powerfully cuts against the grain of current orthodoxies that view globalization as corrosive of private life. Elliott and Lemert argue that today’s worlds are not only risky but deadly. Yet there is hope, the authors contend, beyond the complexities.

Voted into the 50 Best Management Books For 2006 by The Australian Financial Review.

Taylor and Francis; November 2005
229 pages; ISBN 9781134265558
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: The New Individualism
Author: Anthony Elliott; Prof Charles Lemert; Charles Lemert
 
Buy, download and read The New Individualism (eBook) by Anthony Elliott; Prof Charles Lemert; Charles Lemert today!