The Happiness Industry: How the Government & Big Business sold us wellbeing was published by Verso in 2015. It’s published in Italian by Einaudi and in Spanish by Malpaso.
Essays and discussions surrounding the book and its themes are collected here.
“Deeply researched and pithily argued, Davies’s work is a welcome corrective to the glut of semi-scientific happiness books that have become so popular in business and management circles, and which rarely, if ever, acknowledge the larger ideological goals of workplace well-being.”
“A fascinating study… What Davies recognises is that capitalism has now in a sense incorporated its own critique” – Terry Eagleton, The Guardian