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Paul Roquet

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692446

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.001.0001

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Healing Style

Healing Style

Ambient Literature and the Aesthetics of Calm

(p.151) 6 Healing Style
Ambient Media

Paul Roquet

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter Six explores the potentials of ambient literature in the context of the “healing boom.” Noting how ambient literature can provide not just calm but an exploration of the labor involved in providing relaxation, Roquet argues against critiques of therapy culture that see it only as a form of social pacification.

Keywords:   Ambient literature, Healing boom, Relaxation, Pacification, Therapy culture

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