Shades of Loneliness: Pathologies of a Technological Society

Shades of Loneliness: Pathologies of a Technological Society

by Richard Stivers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742530027
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Series: New Social Formations Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Richard Stivers is professor of sociology at Illinois State University.

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
Chapter 1Technology, Character, and Personality9
Chapter 2Technology and Stress33
Chapter 3Cultural and Psychological Conflict55
Chapter 4Culture and the Neurotic Need for Affection and Power75
Chapter 5Compulsive and Impulsive Styles93
Chapter 6Narcissism and Depression105
Chapter 7Paranoia and Schizophrenia125
Chapter 8Shades of Loneliness141
Index145
About the Author149

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Norman K. Denzin

A powerful, compelling book that reaches out and touches every reader who has ever felt the master emotions of our technological era: loneliness, depression, alienation, mental illness. Stivers issues a passionate call for a return to a critical moral consciousness that will allow all of us to combat the crippling, destructive features of this new global age.

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