The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the Twenty-First Century

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Palgrave Macmillan US, Mar 8, 2011 - Political Science - 221 pages
This book shows how, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Gospel of the free market became the only world-religion of universal validity. The belief that all value needs to be quantifiable was extended to human beings, whose value became dependent on their rating on the various ranking-scales in the global infotainment system.

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Contents

Our Historical Moment
1
The Celebrity Culture and the Designed Self
23
Relativism and Pop Spirituality
47
Copyright

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CARLO STRENGER Associate Professor in the Dept of Psychology at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

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