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Satisfaction not guaranteed : dilemmas of progress in modern society

Author: Peter N Stearns
Publisher: New York : New York Univ. Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A historian of emotions re-examines our modern-day pursuit of happiness

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Stearns
ISBN: 9780814783627 0814783627 9780814783634 0814783635 9780814788554 0814788556
OCLC Number: 796264516
Notes: Erscheint: April 2012.
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: Introduction: Being Cheerful and Modern ? part i. The Modern and the Happy: A Tenuous Embrace ?? ? The Gap: Happiness Scales and the Edge of Sadness ?? ? Component Parts: Modernity and Ideas of ?? Happiness and Progress as Historical Forces part ii. Maladjustments in Modernity ?? ? Modernity's Deficiencies ?? ? False Starts and Surprises: ?? Making Modernity More Difficult ? The Dilemmas of Work in Modernity ??? part iii. Great Expectations ??? ? Death as a Modern Quandary ??? ? Century of the Child? ??? Childhood, Parenting, and Modernity ? Born to Shop: Consumerism as the Modern Panacea ??? Conclusion: Shaping Modernity ??? Notes ??? Index ??? About the Author
Responsibility: Peter N. Stearns.

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"Recommended [for] all levels/libraries." * CHOICE * "Satisfaction Not Guaranteed impresses on many levels...Stearns doesn't oversimplify." -- Catherine Ramsdell * Popmatters * "Essays on human Read more...

 
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