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Satisfaction Not Guaranteed [electronic resource]: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

Peter N. Stearns
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York : New York University Press, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780814783627 (cl : alk. paper), 0814783627 (cl : alk. paper), 9780814783634 (ebook), 0814783635 (ebook), 9780814788554 (ebook), 0814788556 (ebook)
Contents
  • Introduction: being cheerful and modern
  • The gap: happiness scales and the edge of sadness
  • Component parts: modernity and ideas of happiness and progress as historical forces
  • Modernity's deficiencies
  • False starts and surprises: making modernity more difficult
  • The dilemmas of work in modernity
  • Death as a modern quandary
  • Century of the child? Childhood, parenting, and modernity
  • Born to shop: consumerism as the modern panacea.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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