- Series: Social Problems & Social Issues
- Paperback: 159 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 2, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0202305945
- ISBN-13: 978-0202305943
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,181,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Baring Our Souls: TV Talk Shows and the Religion of Recovery (Social Problems & Social Issues) 1st Edition
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Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
“Baring Our Souls is a lively, highly readable book that reiterates an important point about the apparent dangers posed by the recovery movement to systemic social change. Loweny laments the fact that in adopting recover discourse, talk shows promote a psychologized rather than sociological understanding of the world. Sadly, most forms of commercial media do the same, and as a fellow sociologist, I share the lament.
—Laura Grindstaff, American Journal of Sociology
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