Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Overwhelmed by the demands of creating and maintaining a positive self-image in their personal and professional lives, some people are taking to escapist practices - drug and alcohol use is increasing, suicide rates are rising, exotic and foreign cults are flourishing. Why is it that there is such a strong urge to escape in a people as blessed as the middle classes? This book presents a view of the darkest side of human nature - showing how powerful experiences from religious ecstasy to bulimia can relieve the burden of maintaining a personal identity. Filled with lively examples and incisive analysis, this book enhances our understanding of behaviour both familiar and baffling.
From Kirkus Reviews: A perceptive study of modern culture's overriding fascination with the self and identity. Baumeister (Psychology/Case Western Reserve Univ.) states that the history of the self in Western culture began by equating it simply with the physical body; the self has now grown to be regarded as vast, unique, important--containing personality traits, the wellsprings of creativity, the keys to personal fulfillment, and the solution to life's dilemmas (all of which is absurd to cultures that don't share our zealous faith in the inner self). The more inflated this self, Baumeister argues, the more burdensome it becomes: In the wake of calamity, or to escape its demands, people flee from it. For example, says Baumeister, bulimics, painfully preoccupied with themselves and the way they look to others, go on binges to escape their tyrannical self- images. During a binge, meaningful thought is abandoned for a narrow focus on immediate sensations; the troubled self disappears from awareness by becoming preoccupied with one cookie after another. In masochism--most common among successful, individualistic people at the top of the socioeconomic hierarchy- -the competent, virtuous, energetic, and decisive selves these people maintain are gratefully relinquished by submission to the master. And, through pain, the self is reduced to the body, and the world is shrunk to one's immediate surroundings. Baumeister notes that the cult of self-esteem--which has so raised people's expectations and obligations (looking better, making love better, success at work, play, dieting and saying clever things)--will be dangerous in the long run as they try, through aberrant behaviors, to escape this self-imposed despotism. And perhaps self-esteem in itself is not always desirable. ``Weren't self- importance and overconfidence two of the factors that embroiled the US in Vietnam?'' Baumeister asks. Well written in nontechnical language; unique and persuasive. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Support Your Planet. Buy CLEAN EARTH BOOKS. Shipping orders swiftly since 2008. A great value for the avid reader! GOOD can range from a well cared for book in great condition to average with signs of slight wear. Overall, All text in great shape! Comes with our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our customer service cant be beat! Tracking included on all orders. Codice libro della libreria 1QZCML008V1K
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Used book in GOOD condition. Good enough to read. Binding in GOOD shape with no missing pages. Cover has visible wear. Markings, writings and highligtings inside the book. Text ONLY. Does NOT include accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 0465020534GOA
Descrizione libro Basic Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0465020534
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97804650205394.0
Descrizione libro Basic Books, U.S.A., 1991. Boards. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 8vo with 268 pages. The book is in very good condition with very slight shelfwear. The dust jacket is in very good condition with very slight shelf wear and bumping to the edges. The interior is mostly clean and tight with the back fly leaf tearing off. The spine is black with white and grey text. Size: 8vo. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 024148
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Used book in VERY GOOD condition. Tight Spine, Cover shows minor wear. Minor markings and highlights inside the book. Text Only. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 0465020534VGA
Descrizione libro Basic Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A slight tan to the page edges. Light foxing to the page edges. Small stain to one of the page edges, text fully legible. (Hence Acceptable) Good reading copy. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007010802
Descrizione libro Basic Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Tan to the page edges. Small annotations in pencil to some of the pages. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007152632
Descrizione libro Basic Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria 14078822
Descrizione libro Basic Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition First Print. Near Fine condition, black boards with dark blue cloth spine with gilded printing on spine remainder mark on top edge, dust jacket good+ condition. Codice libro della libreria 017749