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Nervous States

William Davies


ISBN: 9781784707033
ANNOTATION:
A dazzlingly original analysis of how emotions shape the times we are living in by one of Britain's most exciting thinkers`A masterpiece' New York Times`Insightful and well-written' Yuval Noah Harari, author of SapiensHow have feelings come to shape the world around us?
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ISBN: 9781784707033
ANNOTATION:
A dazzlingly original analysis of how emotions shape the times we are living in by one of Britain's most exciting thinkers`A masterpiece' New York Times`Insightful and well-written' Yuval Noah Harari, author of SapiensHow have feelings come to shape the world around us?

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A dazzlingly original analysis of how emotions shape the times we are living in by one of Britain's most exciting thinkersA masterpiece' New York TimesInsightful and well-written' Yuval Noah Harari, author of SapiensHow have feelings come to shape the world around us?

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A dazzlingly original analysis of how emotions shape the times we are living in by one of Britain's most exciting thinkers

'A masterpiece' New York Times

'Insightful and well-written' Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens

How have feelings come to shape the world around us? Why has politics become so fractious and warlike? What might the future hold?

In this bold and compelling exploration of our new political reality, William Davies reveals how feelings have come to reshape our world. Drawing on history, philosophy, psychology and economics, Nervous States is an essential guide to the turbulent times we are living through.

Author Biography

William Davies teaches political economy and sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His work explores the history of ideas, especially the history of economics, and how this helps us understand the present. He is the author of The Happiness Industry and The Limits of Neoliberalism, and regularly writes for the Guardian and London Review of Books.

Review

"[An] interdisciplinary masterpiece." -- Mark Green New York Times "If you read one book about contemporary politics this year, make it this one. William Davies is as acute and accurate on the shifts we are enduring as on the deep roots behind contemporary thinking (or not thinking, I should add)." -- Stuart Kelly Scotland on Sunday "The roots of our current anxieties are traced in [Nervous States,] an absorbing book fizzing with ideas... Davies is a wonderfully alert and nimble guide and his absorbing and edgy book will help us feel our way to a better future. " -- Suzanne Moore Observer "Wide-ranging yet brilliantly astute... Davies is a wild and surprising thinker who also happens to be an elegant writer - a wonderful and eminently readable combination. Nervous States covers 400 years of intellectual history, technological innovation and economic development, seamlessly weaving in such disparate intellects as Carl von Clausewitz, Friedrich von Hayek and Hannah Arendt." -- Jennifer Szalai New York Times "We should all read William Davies's Nervous States, a concise, penetrating exploration of the role played by negative emotions in our recent politics and culture" -- Johanna Thomas-Corr Evening Standard, Books of the Year

Product Details

Author
William Davies
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
2019
ISBN-10
1784707031
ISBN-13
9781784707033
Publication Date
2019-09-19
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
How Feeling Took Over the World
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
272