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Author Stearns, Peter N.

Title Battleground of desire : the struggle for self-control in modern America / Peter N. Stearns.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c1999


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.09 St31b    ---  Available
Description xiii, 434 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-426) and index.
Contents Issues -- Heart of the matter -- Models and guidelines -- Victorian legacy and the beginnings of change -- Victorian style -- Transitions -- Causation -- Twentieth-century standards -- New combinations -- Sexuality -- Body and health -- Addiction and disease -- Conclusions and suggestions -- Conclusions -- Agenda for evaluation and change.
Subject Self-control -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Self-control -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
ISBN 0814781284 (acid-free paper)

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