Reinvention by Anthony Elliott

By Anthony Elliott

Ours is the period of ‘reinvention’. From psychotherapy to existence training, from self-help manuals to plastic surgery, and from company rebranding to city remodel: the artwork of reinvention is inextricably interwoven with the entice of the following frontier, the leap forward to the subsequent boundary – specifically barriers of the self.

In this insightful and provocative ebook, Anthony Elliott examines ‘reinvention’ as a key buzzword of our instances. via a wide-ranging and impassioned evaluate, Elliott experiences the recent worldwide kinds of reinvention – from reinvention specialists to company reinvention, from own makeovers to company rebrandings. In doing so, he undertakes a major if frequently a laugh attention of up to date reinvention practices, together with super-fast weightloss diets, famous person makeovers, physique augmentations, pace relationship, on-line courting remedies, organizational restructurings, company downsizings, and lots of more.

This soaking up booklet is a perfect advent to the subject of reinvention for college kids and common readers alike. Reinvention deals a provocative and radical mirrored image on a subject matter (sometimes handled as trivial within the public sphere) that's more and more politically pressing when it comes to its own, social and environmental consequences.

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Countries such as France, Germany, Spain and Turkey all outstripped Britain in their consumption of the culture of nip and tuck. Interestingly, it is among the younger generation that we find the most passionate embracement of surgical culture. Cheaper and more widely available than ever before, cosmetic surgery has fast become a lifestyle choice. For good or ill, celebrity culture has been central in this connection, with its novel blending of Botox and bling transforming various aspects of today’s cultural landscape.

Arguably the spread of confessional morality has contributed, at least for some individuals, to a retreat from social problems, in a turn towards privatism. Eva Moskowitz, in In Therapy We Trust, argues that therapy culture “focuses our attention on the private life, blinding us to the larger, public good” (2001:7). Moskowitz’s standpoint is interesting, but needs to be recast in order to adequately grasp how therapeutics intersects with reinvention society. Confessional culture, to be sure, can promote a narrowing of the arts of public political life, but not necessarily.

Reinvention comes into its own in this context. If fame was about the cultivation of talent, artistry and originality, celebrity embraces instead the inauthentic, performance, pastiche and parody. What powers the careers of celebrities today is change, disjuncture, trauma and transformation. In a world that has less and less time for long-term commitments and durable relationships, continual reinvention has become a normative part of the field of celebrity. Indeed, how celebrities undertake the reinvention of their private lives has today become a public obsession.

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