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    The tyranny of choice

    Salecl, Renata (2011) The tyranny of choice. London, UK: Profile Books. ISBN 9781846681868.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: We are encouraged from all sides to view our lives as being full of choices. Like the products on a supermarket shelf, our careers, our relationships, our bodies, our very identities seem to be there for the choosing. But paradoxically this seeming freedom to choose can create extreme anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy and guilt.The Tyranny of Choiceexplores how late capitalism's shrill exhortations to'be oneself'can be a tyranny which only leads to ever-greater disquiet and how insistence on choice being a purely individual matter prevents social change.With wisdom, humour and sensitivity, Renata Salecl examines the complexity of the essential human capacity to choose which has become mired in consumerist ironies.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Research Centre: Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 11:05
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 14:33
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6153

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