Winning [electronic resource] : reflections on an American obsession / Francesco Duina
- Duina, Francesco G., 1969-
- Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (x, 237 pages) : illustrations
- The problem -- Differentiation -- I win, therefore I am right -- The quest for space -- Powers and limitations -- Types of winners and losers -- Process versus outcomes -- Injecting value -- Awareness and competition -- Our restlessness.
- Most of us are taught from a young age to be winners and avoid being losers. But what does it mean to win or lose? And why do we care so much? Does winning make us happy? Winning undertakes an unprecedented investigation of winning and losing in American society, what we are really after as we struggle to win, our collective beliefs about winners and losers, and much more. Francesco Duina argues that victory and loss are not endpoints or final destinations but gateways to something of immense importance to us: the affirmation of our place in the world. But Duina also shows that competition is.
- 9781400836680 (electronic bk.)
1400836689 (electronic bk.)
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -231) and index.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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