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Why We Love Sociopaths free pdf Sociopaths are pervasive in contemporary television, from high-brow drama all the way down to cartoons - and of course the news as well. From the scheming Eric Cartman of South Park to the seductive imposter Don Draper of Mad Men, cold and ruthless characters captivate us, making us wish that we could be so effective and successful. Yet why should we admire characters who get ahead by being amoral and uncaring? In his follow-up to Awkwardness, Adam Kotsko argues that the popularity of the ruthless sociopath reflects our dissatisfaction with a failed social contract, showing that we believe that the world rewards the evil and uncaring rather than the good. By analyzing characters like the serial killer star of Dexter and the cynical Dr. House, Kotsko shows that the fantasy of the sociopath distracts us from our real problems - but that we still might benefit from being a little more sociopathic.

About Adam Kotsko

Adam Kotsko is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Shimer College in Chicago (USA). He is the author of Awkwardness and blogs at An und fur sich.

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Author : Adam Kotsko
Publisher : Zero Books
Data Published : 27 April 2012
ISBN : 178099091X
EAN : 9781780990910
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 107 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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