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The Resource Radical happiness : moments of collective joy, Lynne Segal

Radical happiness : moments of collective joy, Lynne Segal

Label
Radical happiness : moments of collective joy
Title
Radical happiness
Title remainder
moments of collective joy
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Segal
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A call to rediscover the political and emotional joy that emerges when we share our lives. In an era of increasing individualism, we have never been more isolated and dispirited. A paradox confronts us. While research and technology find new ways to measure contentment and popular culture encourages us to think of happiness as a human right, misery is abundant. Segal believes we have lost the art of 'radical happiness'--the liberation that comes with transformative, collective joy. She argues that instead of obsessing about our own well-being we should seek fulfilment in the lives of others. Examining her own experience in the women's movement, Segal looks at the relationship between love and sex, and the scope for utopian thinking as a means to a better future. She also shows how the gaps in care that come from the diminishing role of the welfare state must be replaced by alternative ways of living together and looking after one another. She proposes that the power of true happiness can only be discovered collectively
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Segal, Lynne
Dewey number
152.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.H27
LC item number
S4 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness
  • Well-being
  • Contentment
  • Loneliness
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
Radical happiness : moments of collective joy, Lynne Segal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's wrong with happiness? -- 'Sing no sad songs for me' -- Where is joy? -- The perils of desire? -- The 'truth about love' -- Inventing utopias -- Living differently -- The states we're in -- Afterword: Happy endings?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 336 pages
Isbn
9781786637444
Lccn
2018285126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99975714082
System control number
  • ocn969546420
  • (OCoLC)969546420
Label
Radical happiness : moments of collective joy, Lynne Segal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's wrong with happiness? -- 'Sing no sad songs for me' -- Where is joy? -- The perils of desire? -- The 'truth about love' -- Inventing utopias -- Living differently -- The states we're in -- Afterword: Happy endings?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 336 pages
Isbn
9781786637444
Lccn
2018285126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99975714082
System control number
  • ocn969546420
  • (OCoLC)969546420

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