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Britain on the Couch

How Keeping Up With the Joneses Has Depressed Us Since 1950

Oliver James

The author of the bestselling Affluenza examines British society during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, when mental illness grew substantially even though wealth was increasing and education became more accessible. He identifies two causes: pathological comparison of ourselves with others and shifting gender relations. The book was first published in 1998; each chapter in this second edition has a postscript analysing more recent changes in society.

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  • Publisher: Vermilion
  • Year: 2010
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 502pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • Dimensions: 127x200mm
  • ISBN: 9780091929848
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.3kg
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