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Happiness as enterprise : an essay on neoliberal life
Binkley, Sam, 1963-
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198 p.
Introduction: the new happiness -- An essay on neoliberal life -- The hinge of power -- To govern happily -- Happiness as potentiality -- How to be happy -- Positive psychology -- The emotional fold -- Horizons of policy -- The folding of happiness : a polemic -- When will I be happy? -- Time within time -- Happiness as generative temporality -- Risk and emotional life -- Growth, strength and the temporality of the living -- Habits of the happy -- Habitus of conduct -- Temporalization as intensification -- Convulsive temporalities -- The work of neoliberal governmentality -- The happiness of all and each -- A genealogy of happiness -- Pure obedience and reason of state -- Liberalism and the happiness of each -- Happiness as social life -- Interiorities of social government -- The event of happiness -- Disciplining interiority -- Intimacy as equilibrium -- Boredom and the durational habitus -- The alchemy of neoliberalism -- Governmentality and the emotional fold -- Neoliberalism as destructivist project -- Incentivizing intimacy -- And the sociabilities of neoliberalism -- Conclusion: against asphyxiation -- Bibliography.
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Book 0330972 BF575.H27 .B476 2014 Central Campus Library

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Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: The New Happinessp. 1
Part I The Hinge of Power
Chapter 1 To Govern Happilyp. 17
Chapter 2 The Emotional Foldp. 37
Part II When Will I be Happy?
Chapter 3 Time Within Timep. 57
Chapter 4 Habits of the Happyp. 79
Part III The Work of Neoliberal Governmentality
Chapter 5 The Happiness of All and Eachp. 101
Chapter 6 Interioritics of Social Governmentp. 125
Chapter 7 The Alchemy of Neoliberalismp. 151
Conclusion: Against Asphyxiationp. 173
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 189
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