PlasticPills - Philosophy & Critical Theory Podcast

Therapy Culture & Happy Signifiers (ft. Ashley Frawley)

June 16, 2021

Professor Ashley Frawley, author of The Semiotics of Happiness, joins us to discuss the cyclical history of some slippery signifiers: "self-esteem," "well-being," and "mental health," the only productive value of which is the generation of corporate consultants, conference panelists, and mind cops. In this interview, she explains how 'trauma discourse' reifies status quo politics.

 

Find Ashley on Twitter (@AshleyAFrawley) and her book here: https://amzn.to/3grRLex

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