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The Resource American mania : when more is not enough, Peter C. Whybrow

American mania : when more is not enough, Peter C. Whybrow

Label
American mania : when more is not enough
Title
American mania
Title remainder
when more is not enough
Statement of responsibility
Peter C. Whybrow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this analysis of American society, renowned psychiatrist Peter Whybrow reveals why, as a nation of acquisitive migrants, the insatiable quest for more now threatens America's health and happiness.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Whybrow, Peter C
Dewey number
  • 301.0973
  • 301.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.M6
LC item number
W55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social values
  • Wealth
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Self-interest
  • Social ethics
  • Happiness
  • National characteristics, American
  • Politics and Government
  • Politics & government
  • United States of America, USA
  • Social & cultural anthropology
Summary expansion
Whybrow describes an affluence in America that far outstrips need and a rampant greed spawning the addictions of consumer culture--food, money and technology. Citing the alarming statistics of obesity, depression and panic disorders, Whybrow points to forms of behaviour that are testing the limits of America's ancestral biology--in mind and body--and threaten to erode the very foundations of American community. Drawing upon case studies, Whybrow offers guidance and a vantage point from which to understand America's most pressing social and medical issues. This provocative volume, grounded in science and philosophy, calls for collective action in refocusing the pursuit of happiness and enhancing America's prosperity
Label
American mania : when more is not enough, Peter C. Whybrow
Link
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Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0006543226
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 338 p.
Isbn
9780393059946
Isbn Type
(cased)
Lccn
2004018699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
American mania : when more is not enough, Peter C. Whybrow
Link
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0006543226
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 338 p.
Isbn
9780393059946
Isbn Type
(cased)
Lccn
2004018699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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