Shades of Loneliness

Shades of Loneliness

Author: Richard Stivers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742530035

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

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In this incisive and controversial book, Richard Stivers rejects genetic explanations of psychological problems, arguing instead that the very organization of technological societies is behind the pervasive experience of loneliness. In its extreme form, loneliness assumes pathological dimensions in neurosis and schizophrenia, which reflect the contradiction between power and meaninglessness that characterizes modern life. Loneliness, in its many manifestations, seems to be the price we must pay for living in a technological world. Yet nurturing family, friend, and community ties can mitigate its culturally and psychologically disorganizing power. This book is a clarion call for a renewal of moral awareness and custom to combat the fragmentation and depersonalization of our technological civilization. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Shades of Loneliness
Language: en
Pages: 149
Authors: Richard Stivers
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

In this incisive and controversial book, Richard Stivers rejects genetic explanations of psychological problems, arguing instead that the very organization of technological societies is behind the pervasive experience of loneliness. In its extreme form, loneliness assumes pathological dimensions in neurosis and schizophrenia, which reflect the contradiction between power and meaninglessness
White Collar
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: C. Wright Mills
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1951 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Russell Jacoby, author of "The End of Utopia" and "The Last Intellectuals" contributes an afterword to this edition, in which he reflects on the impact the book had at its original publication and considers what it means to society in the 21st century.
White-collar Sweatshop
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Jill Andresky Fraser
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

A financial and business expert takes on corporate America in a confrontational and well-researched attack on long work weeks and eroding job security in the American workplace. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Sweatshop USA
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Daniel E. Bender, Richard A. Greenwald
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-28 - Publisher: Routledge

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Sociology of Work
Language: en
Pages: 1192
Authors: Vicki Smith
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-16 - Publisher: SAGE Publications

The simple act of going to work every day is an integral part of all societies across the globe. It is an ingrained social contract: we all work to survive. But it goes beyond physical survival. Psychologists have equated losing a job with the trauma of divorce or a family