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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
Title variation
Selfie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in the age of the individual. We are supposed to be slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted and popular. This is our culture's image of the perfect self. We see this person everywhere: in advertising, in the press, all over social media. We're told that to be this person you just have to follow your dreams, that our potential is limitless, that we are the source of our own success. But this model of the perfect self can be extremely dangerous. People are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy. Unprecedented social pressure is leading to increases in depression and suicide. Where does this ideal come from? Why is it so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell? To answer these questions, Selfie takes us from the shores of 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-individualistic neoliberalism in which we live now. It tells the extraordinary story of the person we all know so intimately - ourselves
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Storr, Will
Dewey number
155.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self
  • Self-perception
  • Self-presentation
  • Self
  • Self-portraits
  • Self-portraits
  • Social media
Label
Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
000060233532
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9781509874736
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP13286899
System control number
(OCoLC)981170533
Label
Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
000060233532
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9781509874736
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP13286899
System control number
(OCoLC)981170533

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