By Peter N. Stearns
Cool. the concept that has rather American characteristics and it permeates virtually each point of latest American tradition. From Kool cigarettes and the Peanuts cartoon's Joe Cool to West part Story (Keep cool, boy.) and concrete slang (Be cool. sit back out.), the assumption of cool, in its many manifestations, has seized a relevant position in our vocabulary.
Where did this preoccupation with cool come from? How was once Victorian tradition, possible so ensconced, changed with the present emotional establishment? From whence got here American Cool?
These are the questions Peter Stearns seeks to reply to during this well timed and fascinating volume.
American Cool focuses greatly at the transition many years, from the erosion of Victorianism within the Nineteen Twenties to the solidification of a funky tradition within the Nineteen Sixties. past describing the features of the hot instructions and the way they altered or amended previous criteria, the booklet seeks to give an explanation for why the switch occured. It then assesses many of the results and longer-range results of this transformation.
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American Cool: Constructing a Twentieth-Century Emotional Style (History of Emotions) by Peter N. Stearns