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[BOOKS] ✭ Choice ✷ Renata Salecl –

ChoiceToday We Are Encouraged To View Our Lives As Being Full Of Choice Like Products On A Supermarket Shelf, Our Identities Seem To Be There For The Choosing But Paradoxically This Freedom Can Create Anxiety, And Feelings Of Guilt And Inadequacy In The Tyranny Of Choice, Acclaimed Philosopher And Sociologist Renata Salecl Explores How Late Capitalism S Shrill Exhortations To Be Yourself Are Leading To Ever Greater Disquiet And How Its Insistence On Choice Being A Purely Individual Matter Can Prevent Social Change.Drawing On Diverse Examples From Popular Culture Spanning Dating Sites And Self Help Books, To Our Obsession With Celebrities Lifestyles And Fusing Sociology, Psychoanalysis And Philosophy, Salecl Shows That Choice Is Rarely Based On A Simple Rational Decision With A Predictable Outcome.

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    Before I go any further, despite the poor rating I think this is an important book that people should read but as I ll outline below it is flawed and problematic, and for that reason limited That doesn t stop me thinking that confronting and debunking this question of choice is probably one of the major political issues of the time and I have great respect for Salecl s attempt to confront and grapple with it I really want to rate this as high on several scales important, readable, accessible, flawed, disappointing, theoretically problematic.The emergence of choice as the leitmotif of the contemporary age has been gradual, insidious and one of those ideological and hegemonic shifts that most of us miss until well after it has happened, although I ll give it to economists on the left, and especially feminist economists such as Nancy Folbre, who were criticising the potency of the myth of Rational Economic Man in the mid 1980s, and the critics of Rational Choice Marxism, such as Ellen Meiksins Wood, whose critique of choice took force about the same time For the rest of us, though, choice as the defining characteristic of the age has crept into our lives, becoming normalised in the contemporary politics and culture of the time as the measure of a successful social and political system We are offered choice in health care, educa...

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    Bu tarz kitaplar okuduk a asl nda hi bir karar kendi bas m za alamad m z hep birilerinin veya bir eylerin etkisiyle o karara y neldi imizi ok a k ve net anl yorum Se enekler o ald k a karar vermek icin kendimizi perisan ediyoruz Karar vermenin zorlu unu ve sonras ndaki ac s n hep ba ka birine y kl yoruz Karar verirken genelde kazan lar yerine kaybetmenin riskinden ka n yoruz Kucuk bir ya mur ihtimaline kar n koca g n emsiyeyi hi kullanmayacak olsakta yan m zda ta ...

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    Ko c wka ratowa a ksi k , ale wydanie jest fatalne T umaczenie pope nia b dy, podobnie korekta nowy akapit w rodku zdania, nie raz kiedy powinno by nieraz ale za to brak spacji mi dzy nie i prze y w tytule ksi ki Ehrenreich, arbitralno kursywy w terminach obcoj zycznych to tylko bardziej rzucaj ce si w oczy problemy Sama Salecl upraszcza i sp aszcza, przeskakuje z ciekawych rzezy na zb dne anegdotki, a w dodatku dokleja psychoanaliz ma o zgrabnie zasadniczo wiedzia am, e mo na si psychoanalizy tu spodziewa , to w ko cu by a ona i ka, ale wtedy, gdy co ciekawego mo na by z psychoanalizy czerpa np melancholi , to psychoanalizy nie ma, a kiedy indziej mamy redukcj prawie ka dej ludzkiej tendencji do symptomu i ka dego cz owieka do pacjenta na kozetce Ale krytyka minimalizmu jako legitymizuj cego konsumeryzm i stanowi cego gorzk drwin z prawdziwej biedy trafna Szkoda, e nie po w...

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    This book is a fascinating critique so well written and entertaining of our contemporary culture of choice and the anxiety that surrounds these times Salecl discusses the self help industry that has burgeoned to help us deal with choosing, and all the ways in which we subvert choice in order to get it over with Here is a delicious passage that opens the book at page 8 Today s advice culture presents the search for a spouse as not all that different from the search for a car first we need to weigh up all the advantages and disadvantages, then we need to secure a p...

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    This is an awesome book I think this book has created my most inward and profound reflection out of the entire year.It s pretty dense, but if you spend time with it, it will have you arm chair musing during breaks of reading.It s a good one.

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    This was a thought provoking book about a topic I am sure many of us have struggled with in the economically and socially liberated West, what happens to the human psyche when it has too much control Are we ultimately happier without constraints, or are we healthier when we inhabit a society with a consensus of limits Beyond that powerful kernel of an idea, though, this book fell frustratingly short of the expectations set by the well written and imaginative introduction The text suffered from too few influences Lacan and Freud occupy an awful lot of space, to the extent that it almost felt derivative or copy pasted The amalgamation of gray area modern philosophy post soft science did not feel genuinely corroborative it felt as though the author cherry picked philosophers agreeable to her position.Additionally, much of the tone of the text gave the impression of an older conservative lamenting the liberatory streak of young people, grounded in the author s personal worldview than in strains of contemporary philosophy i.e complaining about college students behavior, marveling morosely at hookup culture , etc Some of the kids these days paragraphs were genuinely cringe worthy.Another major drawback was the author...

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    While this lost towards the end with a bunch of loose ends just rolling away from the reader , I thought the first half was very worth my time and everyone s Choice is basically a long feature article on an issue that is now current than ever How choice nowadays appears as absolute freedom, but really means absolute pressure when it come...

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    Bu geli im hi de ki isel de il Geli imin pe inde ko arken b y k tekinin dediklerini mi yap yorum, yoksa ger ekten se imi ben mi yap yorum Bu konuda fark ndal m artt Toplumsal cinsiyet rollerinin kad nlar n se imlerini etkilemesine de inilmi , bir kad n olarak se im yapmak bazen ok ok...

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    Zelo prodorna knjiga, ki bi lahko bila e ve kot dobra, e le ne bi vsebovala toliko nepotrebnih psihoanaliti nih zastranitev in nekaterih malo za lase privle enih primerov.

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