Radical Happiness

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Why are we so obsessed by the pursuit of happiness? With new ways to measure contentment we are told that we have a right to individual joy. But at what cost? In an age of increasing individualism, we have never been more alone and miserable. But what if the true nature of happiness can only be found in others? In ‘Radical Happiness’, leading feminist thinker Lynne Segal believes that we have lost the art of radical happiness – the art of transformative, collective joy. She shows that only in the revolutionary potential of coming together it is that we can come to understand the powers of flourishing.

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A passionate call to rediscover the political and emotional joy that emerges when we share our lives

In an era of increasing individualism, we have never been more isolated and dispirited. A paradox confronts us. While research and technology find new ways to measure contentment and popular culture encourages us to think of happiness as a human right, misery is abundant.

Segal believes we have lost the art of “radical happiness”-the liberation that comes with transformative, collective joy. She argues that instead of obsessing about our own well-being we should seek fulfilment in the lives of others. Examining her own experience in the women’s movement, Segal looks at the relationship between love and sex, and the scope for utopian thinking as a means to a better future. She also shows how the gaps in care that come from the diminishing role of the welfare state must be replaced by alternative ways of living together and looking after one another.

In this brilliant and provocative book, Segal proposes that the power of true happiness can only be discovered collectively.

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Weight 0.38 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 2.7 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

152.42 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K