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What about Me?: the struggle for identity in a market-based society

@inproceedings{Verhaeghe2014WhatAM,
  title={What about Me?: the struggle for identity in a market-based society},
  author={P. Verhaeghe and Jane Hedley-Prȏle},
  year={2014}
}
  • P. Verhaeghe, Jane Hedley-Prȏle
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • According to current thinking, anyone who fails to succeed must have something wrong with them. The pressure to achieve and be happy is taking a heavy toll, resulting in a warped view of the self, disorientation, and despair. People are lonelier than ever before. Today's pay-for-performance mentality is turning institutions such as schools, universities, and hospitals into businesses - even individuals are being made to think of themselves as one-person enterprises. Love is increasingly hard to… CONTINUE READING
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