The Resource Natural causes : an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer, Barbara Ehrenreich

Natural causes : an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer, Barbara Ehrenreich

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Natural causes : an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer
Title
Natural causes
Title remainder
an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Ehrenreich
Title variation
Epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. She describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life, from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture. We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds, and even over the manner of our deaths. But the latest science shows that the microscopic subunits of our bodies make their own "decisions," and not always in our favor. We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the philosophical challenge of this book
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Dewey number
306.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1073
LC item number
.E47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WT 116
NLM item number
E33n 2018
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Death
Label
Natural causes : an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer, Barbara Ehrenreich
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-234)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Midlife revolt -- Rituals of humiliation -- The veneer of science -- Crushing the body -- The madness of mindfulness -- Death in social context -- The war between conflict and harmony -- Cellular treason -- Tiny minds -- "Successful aging" -- The invention of the self -- Killing the self, rejoicing in a living world
Control code
ocn1029552797
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 234 pages
Isbn
9781455535910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029552797
Label
Natural causes : an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer, Barbara Ehrenreich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Midlife revolt -- Rituals of humiliation -- The veneer of science -- Crushing the body -- The madness of mindfulness -- Death in social context -- The war between conflict and harmony -- Cellular treason -- Tiny minds -- "Successful aging" -- The invention of the self -- Killing the self, rejoicing in a living world
Control code
ocn1029552797
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 234 pages
Isbn
9781455535910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029552797

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