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Global burnout

By: Chabot, Pascal.
Contributor(s): Krefetz, Aliza [Translator].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Thinking media. Publisher: New York Bloomsbury Academic 2019Description: vi, 134 p. Includes bibliography and index.ISBN: 9781501334474.Subject(s): Burn out (Psychology) | Job stress | Mental fatigueDDC classification: 158.723 Summary: Available for the first time in English and freshly adapted as the acclaimed documentary Burning Out, Pascal Chabot's polemic treatise - 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 analysing the archaeology 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, 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 are 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 storyteller as well as an adequate elaboration of complex theories, Chabot's Global Burnout presents an introduction to the topic and therapy for the modern reader. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/global-burnout-9781501334474/
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This original book was published in French language

Table of contents

Introduction
Something is happening

Part I: Beyond fatigue
Freudenberger and the free clinic?
Tired souls
In a Congolese leper colony
Part II: The burnout? machine
Abandoning perfection
The useful and the subtle
Recognition and disregard
Women's burnout
Part III: Postmodern malaise
Theory of a mirror disorder?
Under the sign of fire
The tightrope-walker's manifesto

Postface to the English edition
Burnout and energy
The invisibility of energy
The causes of repression
Dialectic of energy and desire
Post-burnout transition

Bibliography
Index

Available for the first time in English and freshly adapted as the acclaimed documentary Burning Out, Pascal Chabot's polemic treatise - 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 analysing the archaeology 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, 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 are 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 storyteller as well as an adequate elaboration of complex theories, Chabot's Global Burnout presents an introduction to the topic and therapy for the modern reader.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/global-burnout-9781501334474/

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