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    DescriptionAmbitious and wide-ranging, The Selfish Society reveals the vital importance of understanding our early emotional lives, arguing that by focusing on the attention we give to our young children we can create a better society. Open any newspaper, and what do you find? Violence and crime, child abuse and neglect, expenses scandals, addiction, fraud and corruption, environmental melt-down Is Britain indeed broken? How did modern society get to this point? Who is to blame? How can we change? We have come to inhabit a culture of selfish individualism which has confused material well-being with happiness. As society became bigger and more competitive, working life was cut off from child-rearing and the new economics ignored people's emotional needs. We have lived with this culture so long that it is hard to imagine it being any different. Yet we are now at a turning point where the need for change is becoming urgent. If we are to build a more reflective and collaborative society, Gerhardt argues, we need to support the caring qualities that are learnt in early life and integrate them into our political and economic thinking. Inspiring and thought-provoking, The Selfish Society sets out a roadmap to a more positive and compassionate future.


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    Title
    The Selfish Society
    Subtitle
    How We All Forgot to Love One Another and Made Money Instead
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sue Gerhardt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847396761
    ISBN 10: 1847396763
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    LC classification: BF
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 30
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    DC22: 302.54, 302.5
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 302.50941
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JHB, VSP
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    03 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    SUE GERHARDT is a practising psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She wrote the bestselling Why Love Matters, an accessible account of the neuroscience of early development.
    Review quote
    "A vitally important book--a must-read for every parent, teacher, physician and politician." --Daniel Goleman, author, "Emotional Intelligence," on "Why Love Matters"