Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help
by Eva Illouz
The language of psychology is all-pervasive in American culture from The Sopranos to Oprah, from the abundance of self-help books to the private consulting room, and from the support group to the magazine advice column.
Saving the Modern Soul examines the profound impact of therapeutic discourse on our lives and on our contemporary notions of identity.
Eva Illouz plumbs today's particular cultural moment to understand how and why psychology has secured its place at the core of modern identity.
She examines a wide range of sources to show how self-help culture has transformed contemporary emotional life and how therapy complicates individuals' lives even as it claims to dissect their emotional experiences and heal trauma.
About the Author
Eva Illouz, is a Full Professor of Sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
"I expect to pass through life but once.
If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,
or any good thing I can do for any fellow being,
let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again"
~ Stephen Grellet
"Faith and Fear Share The Same Definition.
Believing that what you cannot see will surely come to pass.
Faith Attracts The Positive while fear attracts the negative."
~ Author Unknown