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Pleasure and Quality of Life By Edited by David M. Warburton

Pleasure and Quality of Life
by Edited by David M. Warburton

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This work looks at an assortment of international authors and asks the reader to put prejudices aside while they analyze the arguments for and against alcohol, nicotine, chocolate, caffeine, sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
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Pleasure and Quality of Life by Edited by David M. Warburton

Pleasure plays a central role in human life and is essential to the individual and society. "Pleasure and Quality of Life" looks at an assortment of international authors asking the reader to put prejudices aside while they analyze the arguments for and against alcohol, nicotine, chocolate, caffeine, sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

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INTRODUCTION: The Functions of Pleasure; EVERYDAY LIFE AND ITS PROBLEMS: Costs of Job Dissatisfaction; Stress Without Distress in Tomorrow's Workplace; Stressors and Cancer; Individual Coping Strategies and Behavioural Style; Effective Strategies for Stress Management in Everyday Life; Pleasure, Relaxation and Unwinding; THE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION OF PLEASURE TO EVERYDAY LIFE: Health and Pleasure; Caffeine and Information Processing; Food, Drink and Mental Performance; Creativity: Links with Alcohol and Other Substance Use; The Bliss Point and Pleasure; PLEASURE AND CHOICE: The Assault on Pleasure; Choosing How to Live; Health Scares are Bad for Your Health; Prohibiting and Taxing Everyday Pleasures; Whence the New Puritanism?; Pleasure Products and Sociability; Gluttons, Soaks and Boors: The Regulation of Pleasure; The Choice of the Pleasures of Life and the Defence of Democracy; Pleasure and Political Culture; CONCLUSIONS: Pleasure, Choice and the Quality of Everyday Life.

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GOR003049902
Pleasure and Quality of Life by Edited by David M. Warburton
Edited by David M. Warburton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1996-05-28
326
0471965111
9780471965114
N/A
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