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  • 3 LOVE CHOICE
    Despite the particularly contemporary preoccupation with assessment and rational choice, internet dating actually revives a rather traditional view of love. Rather than meeting spontaneously, out in t...
  • CONCLUSION: SHAME AND THE LACK OF SOCIAL CHANGE
    ..The trend to simplify one's life is in that sense a reaction to overwhelming consumer choice. Since a huge part of the world's population is offered very few choices and has to endure terrible pover...
  • 5 FORCED CHOICE
    Forgetfulness is related not only to events from the past but also to capability to think ahead. Dementia in old age thus helps the sufferer to forget the future and so annihilates the anxiety related...
  • 2 CHOOSING THROUGH OTHERS' EYES
    ..Sports and entertainment marketing constantly drives home the idea that everyone should try to become a star, to rise above their social constraints. But in many cases the dream is twice removed fro...
  • 1 WHY CHOICE MAKES US ANXIOUS
    Benjamin Franklin also cherished the idea of the self-made man: he stressed that the most successful men in history were of humble origins and were often self-taught. These men were marked by an abili...
  • INTRODUCTION
    ... .. But as soon as there appeared a glimmer of hope that the crisis might not mean total economic meltdown, the idea of choice re-emerged as the powerful ideological tool of consumer society. T...

闲话闲说 (1)

  • 上部
    扫除自为的世俗空间而建立现代国家,清汤寡水,不是鱼的日子。 ... 中国地界广大,却是乡下每个村、城里每条街必有疯傻的人,病了傻了的人,不必开会,不必学习文件,不必“狠斗私字一闪念”,高层机构低层机..

资本主义与二十一世纪 (1)

  • 第一章 问题的重心
    十六七世纪以荷兰及英国为首的西欧国家,趁着宗教改革之发难,将封建制度的残余社会力量一扫而光,代之以新社会的国家组织与经济体系。这种组织与体系,以“资本主义”称之。其中又以加尔文教派为盛,并以其战斗力量...

中的精神 (2)

  • 最后一章
    围棋和易经以及天文有着很深的关联。我从没油把围棋当成胜负去看待。当然,围棋是争胜负的竞技项目,但我觉得不能忘记围棋最开始是来自于阴阳思想的。 阴阳思想的最高境界是阴和阳的中和。只有发挥出棋盘上所有棋...
  • 第一章 中和
    记得小时候,我们兄弟三人一起在北京读四书五经。但战后我们三人却是身分三处:大哥在中国台湾,二哥在中国大陆,我在日本,过着天各一方的生活。有时不禁觉得,我们兄弟三人的历史就是一部20世纪的历史。

The Consumer Society Reader (1)

  • Introduction
    ..the upscaling of the wealthy puts pressure on others to follow suit. Many households find themselves stretched thin ...As lifestyle norms require two earners, and jobs become increasingly demanding,...
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