Darian Leader

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Určitě tu větu znáte: "Když se pořádně nevyspíš, nebudeš zítra k ničemu." Z dobrého spánku, jenž má být sladkým odpočinkem, se stal strašák - když jej nedosáhneme, budeme v denních povinnostech selhávat. A tak se ve svých postelích převalujeme, počítáme hodiny, kupujeme čím dál sofistikovanější matrace a polykáme hypnotika, jejichž celosvětová spotřeba neustále stoupá. Sympaticky neokázalý, a přitom fundovaný výklad britského psychoanalytika Dariana Leadera odhaluje, že mnohé z našich požadavků na "zdravý spánek" jsou civilizační mýty. Prozrazuje, jak ovlivnila farmacie knižní trh, co se stalo s naším spánkem v moderní době, jak skutečně funguje usínání a proč se už nikdy nevyspíme tak jako dřív. Autor nepromlouvá pouze ke čtvrtině populace, která trpí insomnií, ale svým výkladem, plným odkazů na pop kulturu, literaturu, filmy, technologie, reklamu, politiku a média, oslovuje čtenáře se zájmem o to, jak společnost a civilizace mění naše mysli a těla.
Na sklade 1Ks
12,90 € 13,58 €

Hands - What We Do With Them - and Why


A fresh, thought-provoking and wide-ranging study of how mankind uses its hands Why do zombies walk with their arms outstretched? How can newborn babies grip an adult finger tightly enough to dangle unsupported from it? And why is everyone constantly texting, tapping and scrolling? For anyone curious about how human beings work, the answers are hidden in plain sight: in our hands. The history of civilization is a history of what humans do with their hands. From early tools to machinery, from fists to knives to guns, from papyrus to QWERTY to a swipeable screen, the hands have always been kept occupied. Why this incessant activity? Why can't we keep our hands still? And what might this reveal about our innermost selves? Mankind's story is marked out by profound changes in how we use our hands but also by underlying patterns that never change. And as much as the things we do with our hands reflect our psychological state, they can also change that state profondly...Drawing examples from popular culture, art history, psychoanalysis, modern technology and clinical research, Darian Leader presents a unique and fascinating odyssey through the history of what human beings do with their hands - and why.
Vypredané
15,19 € 15,99 €

Why Cant We Sleep


From the brilliant psychoanalyst behind Strictly Bipolar and What is Madness, a short and fascinating guide to the history of human sleep - and why we can't seem to sleep any more One in four adults sleeps badly. Sleeping pill prescriptions have increased dramatically over the last three decades, as have the incidence of sleep clinics. Sleep used to be a natural state, easy as breathing, but increasingly it is an insecure commodity. ...Isn't it? Our relationship to sleep surfaces and resurfaces throughout human history, each time telling us something new about our indivudual and collective psychology. From the industrial revolution to blue-light on our phones, from the ancient art of dream interpretation to the modern science of Freud, sleep is connected to wider social patterns, to shifting norms and expectations. Weaving together cultural, social, economic and psychoanalytic influences, Darian Leader delves into the truth about this universal human experience.
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9,03 € 9,50 €