Makeover Culture in American LifeBook - 2005
Why doesn't self-help help? Millions of people turn to self-improvement when they find that their lives aren't working out quite as they had imagined. The market for self-improvement products--books, audiotapes, life-makeover seminars and regimens of all kinds--is exploding, and there seems tobe no end in sight for this trend. In Self-Help, Inc., cultural critic Micki McGee asks what our seemingly insatiable demand for self-help can tell us about ourselves at the outset of this new century. This lucid and fascinating book reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles ofself-invention and overwork, and offers suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2005.
Characteristics: xi, 288 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.