Journals Higher Education

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01 September 2007

308 Pages | 8 line illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195337266


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Self Help, Inc.

Makeover Culture in American Life

Micki McGee

Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. Self-Help, Inc. reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order.

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