Lifestyle media and the formation of the self

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By Statement Jayne Raisborough
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Description ""Be the best you can be" urge self-help books and makeover TV shows, but what kind of self is imagined as needing a makeover and what kind of self is imagined as the happy result? Drawing on recent sociology and psychology, this book explores the function of slummy mummies, headless zombies and living autopsies to creating an idea of self"--
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Full Title Lifestyle media and the formation of the self
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Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-182) and index.
Number Of Pages 185
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Pagination viii, 185 p. :
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Publish Date 2011
Publish Places Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Publishers Palgrave Macmillan
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Subjects Social aspects
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Lifestyles
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Introduction: Being Scrooge-like: An Introduction to Lifestyle Media and the Formation of Self
PART I INTRODUCING LIFESTYLE CITIZENS
When Life is not Enough: Making More of the Self
Makeover Culture: Becoming a Better Self
PART II FRAMING THE SELF
Living Autopsies: Visualising Responsibility
Headless Zombies: Framing the Fat Body
PART III BEFORE AND AFTER
Being Worth It: The Deserving Self
Repatriated and Repaired: Gender's Happy Ending
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Lifestyle media and the formation of the self
Authors Jayne Raisborough
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Categories Social Science
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Description "Be the best you can be" urge self-help books and makeover TV shows, but what kind of self is imagined as needing a makeover and what kind of self is imagined as the happy result? Drawing on recent sociology and psychology, this book explores the function of slummy mummies, headless zombies and living autopsies to creating an idea of self.
Language en
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Page Count 192
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Published Date 2011-02-15
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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Title Lifestyle Media and the Formation of the Self
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