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Inventing the Psychological Toward a Cultural History of Emotional Life in America

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ISBN-10: 0300070063

ISBN-13: 9780300070064

Edition: 1997

Authors: Joel Pfister, Nancy Schnog

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In this book scholars show that the ways Americans imagine 'innerness' and emotions have been shaped by mass media, the arts and economics. The authors also investigate the shifts in Americans' visions of self and psyche.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/27/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Joel Pfister is Professor of American Studies and English at Wesleyan University. He has written three books, including Individuality Incorporated: Indians and the Multicultural Modern (Duke University Press, 2004), and is a coeditor of Inventing the Psychological: Toward a Cultural History of Emotional Life in America (Yale University Press, 1997).

List of Contributors
On Inventing the Psychological
On Conceptualizing the Cultural History of Emotional and Psychological Life in America
Oedipus and America: Historical Perspectives on the Reception of Psychoanalysis in the United States (1978)
History and the Psychosocial: Reflections on "Oedipus and America"
Changing Emotions: Moods and the Nineteenth-Century American Woman Writer
Domestic Interiors: Boyhood Nostalgia and Affective Labor in the Gilded Age
Modern Psychological Selfhood in the Art of Thomas Eakins
Glamorizing the Psychological: The Politics of the Performances of Modern Psychological Identities
Educating the Emotions: Academic Psychology Textbooks, and the Psychology Industry, 1890-1940
Epistemology of the Bunker: The Brainwashed and Other New Subjects of Permanent War
Deep Jazz: Notes on Interiority, Race, and Criticism
Beyond the Talking Cure: Listening to Female Testimony on The Oprah Winfrey Show