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The Fix - Damian Thompson

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The Fix [Hardcover]
Damian Thompson

Zitat von: amazon.co.ukAddictions to iphones, painkillers, cupcakes, alcohol and sex are taking over our lives.

Our most casual daily habits can quickly become obsessions that move beyond our
control. Damian Thompson, who has himself struggled with a range of addictions,
argues that human desire is in the process of being reshaped. Shunning the concept
of addiction as disease, he shows how manufacturers are producing substances like
ipads, muffins and computer games that we learn to like too much and supplement
tradition addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling. He argues that addictive behaviour
is becoming a substitute for family and work bonds that are being swept away by
globalisation and urbanisation.

This battle to control addiction will soon overshadow familiar ideological debates about
how to run the economy, and as whole societies set about "fixing" themselves, the
architecture of human relations will come under strain as never before.

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Collins (24 May 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0007436084
ISBN-13: 978-0007436088
Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 3 cm

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