Saving the modern soul : therapy, emotions, and the culture of self-help / Eva Illouz.

"The language of psychology is all-pervasive in American culture -- from 'The Sopranos' to 'Oprah', from the abundance of self-help books to the private consulting room, and from the support group to the magazine advice column. 'Saving the Modern Soul' examines the...

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Main Author: Illouz, Eva, 1961- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
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Summary:"The language of psychology is all-pervasive in American culture -- from 'The Sopranos' to 'Oprah', from the abundance of self-help books to the private consulting room, and from the support group to the magazine advice column. 'Saving the Modern Soul' examines the profound impact of therapeutic discourse on our lives and on our contemporary notions of identity. Eva Illouz plumbs today's particular cultural moment to understand how and why psychology has secured its place at the core of modern identity. She examines a wide range of sources to show how self-help culture has transformed contemporary emotional life and how therapy complicates individuals' lives even as it claims to dissect their emotional experiences and heal trauma"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-286) and index.
ISBN:9780520941311
0520941314
9786611385705
6611385703
1281385700
9781281385703
1435653602
9781435653603