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No place of grace : antimodernism and the transformation of American culture, 1880-1920

Author: T J Jackson Lears
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T J Jackson Lears
ISBN: 0394508165 9780394508160
OCLC Number: 7460271
Description: xx, 375 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Roots of antimodernism : the crisis of cultural authority during the late nineteenth century. A pattern of evasive banality : official modern culture in industrial America ; A social crisis : the republican tradition and the radical specter ; Unreal city : social science, secularization, and the emergence of weightlessness ; A psychic crisis : neurasthenia and the emergence of a therapeutic world view --
2. The figure of the artisan : arts and crafts ideology. Origins of the American craft revival : persons and perceptions ; Revitalization and transformation in arts and crafts ideology : the simple life, aestheticism, educational reform ; Reversing antimodernism : the factory, the market, and the process of rationalization ; The fate of the craft ideal --
3. The destructive element : modern commercial society and the martial ideal. From domestic realism to "real life" ; Class, race, and the worship of force ; The psychological uses of the martial ideal : the cult of experience and the quest for authentic selfhood ; The psychological uses of the martial ideal : Guiney, Norris, Adams --
4. The morning of belief : medieval mentalities in a modern world. The image of childhood and the childhood of the race ; Medieval sincerity : genteel and robust ; Medieval vitality : the erotic union of sacred and profane ; The medieval unconscious : therapy and protest --
5. The religion of beauty : Catholic forms and American consciousness. The rise of Catholic taste : cultural authority and personal regeneration ; Art, ritual, and belief : the Protestant dilemma ; American Anglo-Catholicism : legitimation and protest ; The poles of Anglicanism : Cram and Scudder --
6. From patriarchy to nirvana : patterns of ambivalence. The problem of Victorian ambivalence : sources and solutions ; The lotus and the father : Bigelow, Lowell, Lodge : William Sturgis Bigelow ; Percival Lowell ; George Cabot Lodge ; Aesthetic Catholicism and "feminine" values: Norton, Hall, Brooks: Charles Eliot Norton ; G. Stanley Hall ; Van Wyck Brooks --
7. From filial loyalty to religious protest : Henry Adams. Early manhood : the meandering track of the family go-cart ; Husband, historian, novelist : Adam's crisis of generativity ; The antimodern quest : from Niagara to the virgin ; Between father and mother, I : the virgin, the dynamo, and the angelic doctor ; Between father and mother, II : the antimodern modernis --
Epilogue --
Biographical appendix.
Responsibility: T.J. Jackson Lears.

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