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Inventing the psychological : toward a cultural history of emotional life in America

Author: Joel Pfister; Nancy Schnog
Publisher: New Haven, [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interdisciplinary scholars investigate how emotions have been shaped by mass media, economics, domesticity, and the arts due to ideological changes in the family, race class gender and sexuality over the past two centuries in America.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Mark Twain; Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins; Mark Twain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Pfister; Nancy Schnog
ISBN: 0300068093 9780300068092 0300070063 9780300070064
OCLC Number: 34967797
Description: xiv, 329 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: On inventing the psychological / Nancy Schnog --
On conceptualizing the cultural history of emotional and psychological life in America / Joel Pfister --
Oedipus and America : historical perspectives on the reception of psychoanalysis in the United States ; History and the psychosocial : reflections on "Oedipus and America" / John Demos --
Changing emotions : moods and the nineteenth-century American woman writer / Nancy Schnog --
Domestic interiors : boyhood nostalgia and affective labor in the Gilded Age / Richard S. Lowry --
Modern psychological selfhood in the art of Thomas Eakins / David M. Lubin --
Glamorizing the psychological : the politics of the performances of modern psychological identities / Joel Pfister --
Educating the emotions : academic psychology, textbooks, and the psychology industry, 1890-1940 / Jill G. Morawski --
Epistemology of the bunker : the brainwashed and other new subjects of permanent war / Catherine Lutz --
Deep jazz : notes on interiority, race, and criticism / Robert Walser --
Beyond the talking cure : listening to female testimony on the Oprah Winfrey Show / Franny Nudelman.
Responsibility: edited by Joel Pfister and Nancy Schnog.

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Interdisciplinary scholars investigate how emotions have been shaped by mass media, economics, domesticity, and the arts due to ideological changes in the family, race class gender and sexuality over the past two centuries in America.

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