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

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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 live in an age of perfectionism. Every day, we're bombarded with the beautiful, successful, slim, socially-conscious and extroverted individual that our culture has decided is the perfect self. We see this person constantly in shop windows, in newspapers, on the television, at the movies and all over our social media. We berate ourselves when we don't match up to them--when we're too fat, too old, too poor, or too sad. This cycle can be extremely bad for us. In recent years, psychologists have even begun to think that many people take their own lives because of the impossible standards that are set for who they ought to be. Will Storr began to wonder about this perfect self that torments so many of us. Who, actually, is this person? Why does it hold such power over us? Could it be humanity's deadliest idea? And, if so, is there any way we can break its spell? To find out, Storr takes us on a journey from the shores of Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, the encounter groups of 1960s California and self-esteem evangelists of the late twentieth century to modern-day America, where research suggests today's young people are in the grip of an epidemic of narcissism. He'll tell the strange story of the individualist Western self from its birth on the Aegean to the era of hyper-individualistic neoliberalism in which we find ourselves today. "Selfie" reveals, for the first time, the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately...because it's us
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PWC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Storr, Will
Dewey number
  • 155.2
  • 301
Index
index present
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
  • 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9781468315899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1678834
  • (OCoLC)1028640709
  • 1608980
  • (OCoLC)on1028640709
  • 1608980
  • 1678834
  • 1678834
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9781468315899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1678834
  • (OCoLC)1028640709
  • 1608980
  • (OCoLC)on1028640709
  • 1608980
  • 1678834
  • 1678834

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