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Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment

Richard Winter

Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment

Richard Winter

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Though we have hundreds of entertainment options today--video games, the Internet, CD and MP3 players, home entertainment centers, sporting events, megamalls, movie theaters, and even robotic toys--Western culture is battling an insidious disease. It's an epidemic of boredom.Intrigued by this "deadness of soul," Richard Winter uses the latest historical, physiological and psychological research to probe the nature, causes and effects of boredom. He exploreswhy some people are more likely to get bored than othersthe indifference and the loss of meaning among youththe attraction of extreme sportshow advertising promotes apathythe link between boredom and addictions to violence and pornographyNot satisfied with mere description and analysis, Winter also offers practical ways to counteract boredom by learning to live with passion and wonder. So don't just turn on the TV, surf all the available channels and complain "there's nothing on." Instead, read this book!

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About "Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment"

Though we have hundreds of entertainment options today--video games, the Internet, CD and MP3 players, home entertainment centers, sporting events, megamalls, movie theaters, and even robotic toys--Western culture is battling an insidious disease. It's an epidemic of boredom.Intrigued by this "deadness of soul," Richard Winter uses the latest historical, physiological and psychological research to probe the nature, causes and effects of boredom. He exploreswhy some people are more likely to get bored than othersthe indifference and the loss of meaning among youththe attraction of extreme sportshow advertising promotes apathythe link between boredom and addictions to violence and pornographyNot satisfied with mere description and analysis, Winter also offers practical ways to counteract boredom by learning to live with passion and wonder. So don't just turn on the TV, surf all the available channels and complain "there's nothing on." Instead, read this book!
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Meet the Author

Richard Winter

Richard Winter, a psychiatrist, is professor of practical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. His books include The Roots of Sorrow: Reflections on Depression and Hope, Choose Life: A Christian Perspective on Abortion and Embryo Experimentation, Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment: Rediscovering Passion and Wonder and Perfecting Ourselves to Death: The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Three Yawns For Boredom!
  • 2. Basics Of Boredom: Understimulation, Repetition And Disconnection
  • 3. Two Types Of Boredom: The Long And The Short Of It
  • 4. Entertained To Excess: Leisure, Overstimulation And The Entertainment Industry
  • 5. Advertised To Apathy: The Stimulation And Disappointment Of Desire
  • 6. Why Some People Are More Likely To Get Bored: Perception, Personality And Proneness
  • 7. Negated To Numbness: Anxiety, Disappointment And Emotional Shutdown
  • 8. A Trip Back In Time: Medieval Boredom, Melancholy And Grief
  • 9. From Sin To Self-fulfillment: Religion, The Right To Happiness And Lack Of Inner Resources
  • 10. Haunted By Hopelessness: Postmodernism, Indifference And The Loss Of Meaning
  • 11. The Bitter Fruits Of Boredom: Sexual Addiction, Aggression And Risk Taking
  • 12. Counteracting Boredom: Six Easy Steps To An Exciting, Never-bored-again Life!
  • 13. Not So Easy, Not So Fast: Some Foundational Themes Of Life
  • 14. Why Get Up In The Morning?: Boredom And The Battle
  • Notes
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 183115
  • Product Code 0830823085
  • EAN 9780830823086
  • Pages 160
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Media/culture
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Nov 2002
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.181kg

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