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Author Stearns, Peter N.

Title American Cool : Constructing a Twentieth-Century Emotional Style.

Imprint New York : NYU Press, 1994.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (384 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series History of Emotions S.
History of Emotions S.
Contents 1 Introduction; 2 The Victorian Style; 3 Evaluating the Victorian Emotional Style: Causes and Consequences; 4 From Vigor to Ventilation: A New Approach to Negative Emotions; 5 Dampening the Passions: Guilt, Grief, and Love; 6 Reprise: The New Principles of Emotional Management; 7 "Impersonal, but Friendly": Causes of the New Emotional Style; 8 The Impact of the New Standards: Controlling Intensity in Real Life; 9 The Need for Outlets: Reshaping American Leisure; 10 Pre-Conclusion: Prospects? Progress?; 11 Conclusion: A Cautious CultureNotes; Index.
Summary Cool. The concept has distinctly American qualities and it permeates almost every aspect of contemporary American culture. From Kool cigarettes and the Peanuts cartoon's Joe Cool to West Side Story (Keep cool, boy.) and urban slang (Be cool. Chill out.), the idea of cool, in its many manifestations, has seized a central place in our vocabulary. Where did this preoccupation with cool come from? How was Victorian culture, seemingly so ensconced, replaced with the current emotional status quo? From whence came American Cool?. These are the questions Peter Stearns seeks to answer in this timely an.
Note Print version record.
Subject Middle class -- United States -- Psychology.
Emotions -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Psychological aspects.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Emotions -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00908846
Manners and customs -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01007824
Middle class -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01020462
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Stearns, Peter N. American Cool : Constructing a Twentieth-Century Emotional Style. New York : NYU Press, 1994 9780814779798
ISBN 9780814771037 (electronic bk.)
0814771033 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055802393
GBVCP 1008656801

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