By Charles Lemert
Corporate networking, compulsive consumerism, cosmetic surgery, healing tribulations, quick identification makeovers and fact television: welcome to lifestyles in our more and more individualized global. during this magnificent publication, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert discover the tradition of the ‘new individualism’ generated by means of worldwide capitalism and boost a big new viewpoint on people’s emotional reviews of globalization.
The New Individualism bargains interesting, yet tense, debts of individuals suffering to deal with a brand new individualism reshaping the realm this day. there's Larry, a high-tech government ‘emotionally wrecked via success’; there's Ruth, a married girl in her overdue fifties, typing real-time erotica in our on-line world; there's Norman, a convalescing drug addict contaminated with HIV, reinventing himself by means of accepting the lethal worlds for what they're; and Caoimhe and Annie, little ladies basically starting to discover the disorientating results of the recent individualism.
This ebook powerfully cuts opposed to the grain of present orthodoxies that view globalization as corrosive of personal existence. Elliott and Lemert argue that today’s worlds aren't purely dicy yet lethal. but there's wish, the authors contend, past the complexities.
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