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Global burnout / Pascal Chabot ; translated from French by Aliza Krefetz.

Author/creator Chabot, Pascal author.
Other author/creatorKrefetz, Aliza, translator.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
Description1 online resource.
Supplemental Content ProQuest Ebook Central
Subject(s)
Uniform titleGlobal burn-out. English
Series Thinking media
Thinking media. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Something is happening -- Freudenberger and the free clinic -- Tired souls -- In a Congolese leper colony -- Abandoning perfection -- The useful and the subtle -- Recognition and disregard -- Women's burnout -- Theory of the a mirror disorder -- Under the sign of fire -- The tightrope-walker's manifesto -- Burnout and energy -- The invisibility of energy -- The causes of repression -- Dialectic of energy and desire -- Post-burnout transition.
Abstract "Global Burnout takes the phenomenon we call burnout as not just an individual problem that affects a few exhausted people, but rather 'a disease of civilization', connected to concepts of progress, technology, and desire, which are the hallmarks of this era of experimentation. First analyzing the archeology of the concept, Chabot distinguishes three main types of burnout: the first, specific to professions who help others, appears to be the exhaustion of their humanism; the second, a trouble of adaptation and perfectionism; and the third, which is a consequence of the struggle for recognition. The philosophical implications of each of these three states is identified, allowing Chabot to buck the trend towards a negative, nearly fatalistic outlook, something not surprising considering the intrinsic gravity of the subject matter. An excellent story teller as well as an adequate elaborator of complex theories, Chabot's Global Burnout presents an introduction to the topic and therapy for the modern reader"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
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Issued in other formPrint version: Chabot, Pascal. Global burnout. New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018 9781501334382
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2018025946
ISBN9781501334405 (ePDF)
ISBN1501334409
ISBN9781501334399 (ePub)
ISBN1501334395

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