A Field Guide To Melancholy

by Jacky Bowring
A Field Guide To Melancholy
  • ISBN-13: 9781843446231
  • Author(s): Jacky Bowring
  • Subject: Psychology|psychology|modern fiction
  • Publisher: No Exit Press
  • Imprint: Oldcastle Books
  • Publication Date: 22-10-2015
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£16.99
Melancholy is a critical part of what it is to be human, yet everything from Prozac to self-help books seems intent on removing it from existence. A Field Guide to Melancholy surveys this ambivalent concept. Melancholy is found in historic traditions, and in contemporary society it becomes a fashion statement in the subculture of the Emo. Still, shelves are full of books claiming to help us overcome it. By drawing on a range of disciplines from psychology to design, this book provides a deeper look at one of the most elusive and enigmatic of human conditions.
About the book

Melancholy is a critical part of what it is to be human, yet everything from Prozac to self-help books seems intent on removing it from existence. A Field Guide to Melancholy surveys this ambivalent concept. Melancholy is found in historic traditions, and in contemporary society it becomes a fashion statement in the subculture of the Emo. Still, shelves are full of books claiming to help us overcome it. By drawing on a range of disciplines from psychology to design, this book provides a deeper look at one of the most elusive and enigmatic of human conditions.