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Schadenfreude : Why we feel better when bad things happen to other people

Schadenfreude : Why we feel better when bad things happen to other people

Publisher : Profile Books Ltd
SKU: 9781781259108
R 225,00
R 191,25
A hilarious quest to understand life's ultimate guilty pleasure.
'A delightful book, full of jokes and confessions' Guardian A hilarious quest to understand life's ultimate guilty pleasure In Schadenfreude, historian of emotions Tiffany Watt Smith offers expert insight and advice. Ranging across thinkers from Nietzsche to Homer Simpson, investigating the latest scientific research, and collecting some outrageous confessions on the way - she reveals how everyone, babies, nuns, your most trusted friends, are enjoying your misfortunes. But rather than an emotional glitch, she argues, Schadenfreude can reveal profound truths about our relationships with others and our sense of who we are. Frank, warm and laugh-out-loud funny, Schadenfreude makes the case for thinking afresh about this much-maligned emotion - and perhaps, even, embracing it.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781781259108
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Tiffany Watt Smith
Publication Date 2021-05-06
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 160
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 162
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'A delightful book, full of jokes and confessions' Guardian A hilarious quest to understand life's ultimate guilty pleasure In Schadenfreude, historian of emotions Tiffany Watt Smith offers expert insight and advice. Ranging across thinkers from Nietzsche to Homer Simpson, investigating the latest scientific research, and collecting some outrageous confessions on the way - she reveals how everyone, babies, nuns, your most trusted friends, are enjoying your misfortunes. But rather than an emotional glitch, she argues, Schadenfreude can reveal profound truths about our relationships with others and our sense of who we are. Frank, warm and laugh-out-loud funny, Schadenfreude makes the case for thinking afresh about this much-maligned emotion - and perhaps, even, embracing it.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781781259108
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Tiffany Watt Smith
Publication Date 2021-05-06
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 160
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 162
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