The Resource The myth of self-esteem : finding happiness and solving problems in America, John P. Hewitt

The myth of self-esteem : finding happiness and solving problems in America, John P. Hewitt

Label
The myth of self-esteem : finding happiness and solving problems in America
Title
The myth of self-esteem
Title remainder
finding happiness and solving problems in America
Statement of responsibility
John P. Hewitt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Can self-esteem cure our social ills and make our lives better? Or is the search for self-esteem a quest for something that doesn't really exist or whose potential is far less than is believed?"--BOOK JACKET. "The Myth of Self-Esteem addresses these questions by describing and interpreting contemporary America's fascination with self-esteem. Working from a cultural and symbolic perspective, Hewitt presents the subject as a myth that mirrors our culture, producing a book that reaches across the disciplines - from sociology to communications, to schools in education, to individual and social psychology. The Myth of Self-Esteem provides a well-rounded examination of this phenomenon, urging readers to discover the contradiction and problems in the way we view ourselves and our world."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hewitt, John P.
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697.5.S46
LC item number
H48 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary social issues
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-esteem
  • Autoestima
  • Autoestima
  • Estime de soi
  • Problèmes sociaux
  • Psychologie sociale
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-esteem
  • Zelfwaardering
  • Selbsteinschätzung
  • Soziologie
  • USA
Label
The myth of self-esteem : finding happiness and solving problems in America, John P. Hewitt
Link
https://archive.org/details/mythofselfesteem0000hewi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The conventional wisdom of self-esteem. Healthy bodies, healthy selves; Self-esteem and personal salvation; It's what you tell yourself that counts; Social psychologists say ... ; Feeling great and making money; Helping children feel great about themselves; Self-esteem the old-fashioned way; The nature of myths -- 2. Creating the language of self. The vocabulary of selfhood; Individual and self in American culture; Social science and the language of self; Actualizing the self and thinking positively; From wholesale to retail -- 3. Conceptual entrepreneurs. A cornucopia of self-esteem; California esteemin'; Feminism discovers self-esteem; Overcoming the pathological critic; Raising "self-esteeming" kids; Teaching self-esteem -- 4. Self-esteem goes to school. The educational theory of self-esteem; The teaching of self-esteem; Realizing individualism; Motives and motivations; Hope and the illusion of action; Avoiding inequality; Stretching meanings -- 5. A word for all seasons. One word, many meanings; Culture and discourse; Society and the individual; Pursuing happiness and success; Against self-esteem; What is self-esteem, really? -- 6. The reality of self-esteem. Is self-esteem universal?; Self-esteem as an emotion; Self-esteem and the culture of individualism; Has the self declined or disappeared?; Public and private meanings; Self-esteem and the medicalization of the self
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 153 pages
Isbn
9780312137151
Lccn
97066312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38261597
  • (OCoLC)ocm38261597
Label
The myth of self-esteem : finding happiness and solving problems in America, John P. Hewitt
Link
https://archive.org/details/mythofselfesteem0000hewi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The conventional wisdom of self-esteem. Healthy bodies, healthy selves; Self-esteem and personal salvation; It's what you tell yourself that counts; Social psychologists say ... ; Feeling great and making money; Helping children feel great about themselves; Self-esteem the old-fashioned way; The nature of myths -- 2. Creating the language of self. The vocabulary of selfhood; Individual and self in American culture; Social science and the language of self; Actualizing the self and thinking positively; From wholesale to retail -- 3. Conceptual entrepreneurs. A cornucopia of self-esteem; California esteemin'; Feminism discovers self-esteem; Overcoming the pathological critic; Raising "self-esteeming" kids; Teaching self-esteem -- 4. Self-esteem goes to school. The educational theory of self-esteem; The teaching of self-esteem; Realizing individualism; Motives and motivations; Hope and the illusion of action; Avoiding inequality; Stretching meanings -- 5. A word for all seasons. One word, many meanings; Culture and discourse; Society and the individual; Pursuing happiness and success; Against self-esteem; What is self-esteem, really? -- 6. The reality of self-esteem. Is self-esteem universal?; Self-esteem as an emotion; Self-esteem and the culture of individualism; Has the self declined or disappeared?; Public and private meanings; Self-esteem and the medicalization of the self
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 153 pages
Isbn
9780312137151
Lccn
97066312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38261597
  • (OCoLC)ocm38261597

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