A3 Book chapter

‘Living on a razor blade’

List of Authors: Suvi Salmenniemi, Johanna Nurmi, Joni Jaakola

Edition name or number: 1st Edition

Place: Lontoo

Publication year: 2019

Book title *: Assembling therapeutics: cultures, politics and materiality

Number of pages: 17

eISBN: 978-1-351-23339-2

URL: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351233392/chapters/10.4324/9781351233392-10


The contemporary psychological discourse summons the individual to a highly autonomous task of psychological self-optimization within a distinctively individualistic therapeutic regime. In short, this is a vision of psychological life as enterprise, one centred on the individual pursuit of well-being as one of calculating self-interest, and a project of repudiation centered on the inherited dependencies of social government.

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