By Michael Willmott
Advanced Lives examines the best conundrum of the fashionable global: why, regardless of being richer, more healthy and extra empowered than ever ahead of, will we proceed to believe threatened, stressed and under pressure? there is not any denying that we have now by no means had it so strong, but the stark fact is that degrees of happiness are unchanged because the Fifties. delivering options and insights for averting 'the malaise of modernity' when exploiting optimistic reports the twenty first century has to supply, Michael Willmott and William Nelson take readers on a trip of self-discovery into the realities of existence in modern advanced, multi-channel international.
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Rifkin argues we are moving from an era of industrial to cultural capitalism, where ‘cultural production is increasingly becoming the dominant form of economic activity’ and ‘securing access to the many cultural resources and experiences that nurture one’s psychological existence becomes just as important as holding 7 8 C O M P L I C AT E D L I V E S ............................................................................................................... property’. ), you can differentiate yourself, gain kudos and access to opportunities by having cultural knowledge or experience (‘been to the match’, ‘seen the play’); by having cultural capital.
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