AffiliationUniversity of Bedfordshire
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AbstractThe Happiness Illusion explores how the metaphorical insights of fairy-tales have been literalised and turned into commodities. In so doing, their ability to educate and entertain has largely been lost. Instead advertising and television sell us products that offer to magically transform the way we look, how we age, where we live –both in the city and the countryside, the possibility of new jobs, and so forth. All of these are supposed to make us happy. But despite the allure of ‘retail therapy’ modern magic has lost its spell.
CitationHockley, L. and Fadini, N. (2015) 'The happiness illusion: how the hedia sold us a fairytale'. London: Routledge.