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Battleground of Desire

The Struggle for Self-Control in Modern America

Battleground of Desire( )
Author: Stearns, Peter N.
ISBN:978-0-8147-8128-9
Publication Date:Apr 1999
Publisher:New York University Press
Imprint:NYU Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $89.00
Book Description:

In recent years, Peter N. Stearns has established himself as the foremost historian of American emotional life. In books on anger, jealousy, "coolness," and body image, he has mapped out the basic terrain of the American psyche. Now Stearns crowns his work of the past decade with this powerful volume, in which he reveals the fundamental dichotomy at the heart of the national character: a self-indulgent hedonism and the famed American informality on the one hand, and a deeply...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Ethnic Studies / General
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Self-Help / Self-Management / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:1.72 Pounds



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