IBNA- The key book, ‘The Burnout Society’ by South Korean-born German philosopher and cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han which focuses on the turmoil of the modern man has been translated into Persian.
According to IBNA correspondent, ‘The Burnout Society’ which reveals that how freedom and obligation in modern societies coexist has been translated into Persian by Ali Ferdowsi and released by Payan Publishing.
Our competitive, service-oriented societies are taking a toll on the late-modern individual. Rather than improving life, multitasking, "user-friendly" technology, and the culture of convenience are producing disorders that range from depression to attention deficit disorder to borderline personality disorder.
Byung-Chul Han interprets the spreading malaise as an inability to manage negative experiences in an age characterized by excessive positivity and the universal availability of people and goods. Stress and exhaustion are not just personal experiences, but social and historical phenomena as well.
Denouncing a world in which every against-the-grain response can lead to further disempowerment, he draws on literature, philosophy, and the social and natural sciences to explore the stakes of sacrificing intermittent intellectual reflection for constant neural connection.
Byung-Chul Han is a South Korean-born German philosopher, cultural theorist. He was professor at the Berlin University of the Arts and is still occasionally giving courses there.
Much of Han's writing is characterized by an underlying concern with the situation encountered by human subjects in the fast-paced, technologically-driven state of late capitalism.
The situation is explored in its various facets through his books: sexuality, mental health (particularly burnout, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), violence, freedom, technology, and popular culture.
‘The Burnout Society’ in Persian has been published in 98 pages and 1000 copies.