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The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being

The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being

Author: William Davies
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In the past decade, governments and corporations have become increasingly interested in measuring the way people feel: 'the Happiness index', 'Gross National Happiness', 'well-being' and positive psychology have come to dominate the way we live our lives. As a result, our emotions have become a new resource to be bought and sold. In a fascinating investigation combining history, science and ideas, William Davies shows how well-being influences all aspects of our lives: business, finance, marketing and smart technology. This book will make you rethink everything from the way you work, the power of the 'Nudge', the ever-expanding definitions of depression, and the commercialization of your most private feelings. The Happiness Industry is a shocking and brilliantly argued warning about the new religion of the age: our emotions.

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General Fields

  • : 9781784780951
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : June 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Davies
  • : Paperback
  • : 320