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Author Charles, Ashley Dotty, author.

Title Outraged / Ashley 'Dotty' Charles.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  303.38 CH    Check Shelf
Description xxii, 139 pages ; 22 cm
Note "First published in 2020 in Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Contents The problem with Rachel Dolezal -- Making a mob -- Outrage-mongers -- Shitstorms and snowflakes -- The wrath of the retweet -- Rage against the machine -- Outrage fatigue -- Make outrage great again.
Summary ""Funny, nuanced and wonderful" -Jon Ronson, bestselling author of YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED and THE PSYCHOPATH TEST A candid exploration of the state of outrage in our culture, how it debases our civil discourse, and how we can channel it back into the fights that matter, from radio host and activist Ashley "Dotty" Charles. We're living in a post-modern utopia of sorts, where thanks to our resolute predecessors, we've checked a bunch of items off our outrage shopping list. Slavery? Abolished. Apartheid? Not anymore buddy. Women's suffrage? Nailed it. But what do you do when you keep winning your battles? Well, you pick new ones, of course. Ours is a society where many get by on provocation, the tactless but effective tool of peddling outrage--and we all too quickly take the bait. If outrage has become abundant, activism has definitely become subdued. Are we so exhausted from our hashtags that we simply don't have the energy to be outraged in the real world? Or are we simply pretending to be bothered? There is still much to be outraged by in our final frontier--the gender pay gap, racial bias, gun control--but in order to enact change, we must learn to channel our responses. Passionate, funny and unrelentingly wise, this is the essential guide to living through the age of outrage"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Anger -- Social aspects.
Public opinion.
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Anger -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00808780
Civilization, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00863073
Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst01082785
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Cover Title Outraged : why everyone is shouting and no one is talking
Other Form: Online version: Charles, Ashley Dotty. Outraged London ; New York : Bloomsbury Circus, 2020. 9781635575019 (DLC) 2020008658
ISBN 9781635575002 (hardback)
9781635575019 (ebook)
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