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Title The psychopath factory : how capitalism organises empathy / Tristam Vivian Adams.
Author Adams, Tristam Vivian.
Publication London : Repeater Books/Watkins Media Ltd, 2016.
Description 1 online resource (88 pages)
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Summary The Psychopath Factory: How Capitalism Organizes Empathy examines how the requirements, stimuli, effects and environments of work condition our empathy. In some cases, work calls for no empathy--characters who don't blink or flinch in the face of danger nor crack under pressure. In other cases, capitalism requires empathy in spades--charming, friendly, sensitive and listening managers, customer service agents and carers. When workers are required to either ignore their empathy to do a job, or dial it up to increase productivity, they are entering a psychopathic modality ... Capitalism pressures us to feign empathy and leverage social relationships on one hand, whilst being cold and pragmatic on the other. We are passionate and enthusiastic whilst keeping a professional distance. Sympathy, care, compassion and altruism are important. The Psychopath Factory ... argues that it is a mistake to presuppose that empathy can achieve these. Rather than being subject to the late capitalist organization of our empathy, psychopathy could be a means of escape.
Contents Title; Table of Contents; Introduction: Welcome to Red Tower Novelties Ltd; Chapter 1: A World of Psychopaths; Chapter 2: Dreaming of the Voight-Kampff Test; Chapter 3: "Giving a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck"; Chapter 4: Goldilocks; Chapter 5: Organised Scarring; Chapter 6: Capitalist Theatre: Don't Call Me Boss!; Chapter 7: Cool Customers & Chapter 8: & nder Bright Lights and Medication; Chapter 9: The Competition Sickness; Chapter 10: Cured: Psychopathy as the Writing of Capitalism; Chapter 11: Dialectic of Empathy: Deconstructing Sadistic Empathy; Chapter 12: You Can't Get Out BackwardsBibliography; Extended Filmography; Notes; Acknowledgments; Copyright.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Subject Work -- Psychological aspects.
Capitalism -- Psychological aspects.
Empathy.
Psychology, Industrial.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Alt Title How capitalism organises empathy
Related To Print version: Adams, Tristam Vivian. Psychopath Factory : How Capitalism Organises Empathy. London : Watkins Media Ltd, ©2016 9781910924402
ISBN 9781910924419 (electronic bk.)
1910924415 (electronic bk.)

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