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After Success Fin-de-Siecle Anxiety and Identity by Ray (University of Essex) Pahl

After Success Fin-de-Siecle Anxiety and Identity


After Success Fin-de-Siecle Anxiety and Identity by Ray (University of Essex) Pahl

This is an accessible sociological exploration of the troubles many people face in a new age of anxiety, drawing on interviews with various successful individuals and examining the meaning of success today.


a Outstanding ... the most clarifying work of sociology Ia ve ever read ... essential.a Pat Kane, New Statesman and Society a Stimulating analysis ... the great merit of Pahla s book is that his critique of post--modernist assumptions about the self and anxiety points up this misleading conflation of the soical and the psychological, and makes him aware of the misuses of a traditiona and over--socialised conceptions of the individual.a Work, Employment and Society a A characteristically bold and provocative text ... extremely interesting.a Time and Society a One of the most stimulating and relevant works I have read for a long time.a Sociology

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Publication date

30th September 1995


Ray (University of Essex) Pahl

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Polity Press


236 pages


Cultural studies
Social, group or collective psychology
Sociology & anthropology



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