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New Age Ethic and the Spirit of Postmodernity

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ISBN-10: 157273521X

ISBN-13: 9781572735217

Edition: 2004

Authors: Carmen Kuhling

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This text is an empirical and theoretical inquiry into what constitutes the new age, looking at self-help therapy, holistic health, environmentalism, belief in paranormal phenomenon and other current tendencies considered to be new age.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
The Commodification of the New Age
The New Age Ethic and the Spirit of Postmodernity
Theoretical Perspectives
Methodology
The New Age Industry: Consumption, Ideology, and the New Age
Marx and Ideology
Popular Culture and Ideology Critique
The Frankfurt School and the New Age
The New Age as Ideology
The Ideology of Harmonic Convergence
The Mind-Body-Spirit at One with Itself: The Ideology of Holistic Health
The Health and Wellness Industry: The Corporatization of the "Fringe"
Is the New Age the New Right?
New Age as Subversive
New Age Environmentalism: The New Age as a Micropolitics of Resistance
Holistic Health and Self-Help Therapy as "Liberatory" The Foucauldian Critique of the Marxist Concept of Liberation
The Political Economy of New Age Travellers: Living Off Modernity's Excess as an Environmental Ethic
New Age Travellers in Ireland
Between the Mountaintop and the Marketplace: New Age Travellers in Ireland
New Age Environmentalism as a Way of Life
New Age Travellers in Britain and Ireland: The New Age as Subculture
New Age Travellers as Refugees from a Post-Thatcher Britain
The Semiotics of the New Age Traveller
New Age Travellers: The "Elective Ethnicity"
The New Age Travellers Body: "Authentic," "Ethnic," and "Grotesque"
Heteroclite, Heterotopia, Heterocronia: The New Age Traveller Search for the Indeterminate Identity/Space/Time
New Age Travellers in Ireland: A Summary
Conclusion
The New Age as a Symptom of Postmodernity
Unified Subjects, Unified Communities: The Desire for Reconciliation in the Libidinal Economy of the New Age
The New Age and the Search for Connection
The New Age and the Desire for Community
The New Age Desire for Reconciliation with Nature
The Search for Origins and the Desire for Wholeness in the New Age Movement: Transcendental Homelessness as a Symptom of Postmodernity
Beyond the New Age: The Repression of Antagonism in Marxism and Formulations of Community
The New Age and the Crises of Modern Narratives of Progress: The New Age as a Symptom of (Post)Modernity
The New Age and the Dream of the Enlightenment
Y2K Anxiety and the Limits of Technology
The New Age and the Crisis of Science
Conclusion
References
Author Index
Subject Index