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No place of grace : antimodernism and the transformation of American culture, 1880-1920 / T.J. Jackson Lears.


1st ed.. New York : Pantheon Books, [1981] .
ISBN 9780394508160, 0394508165

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Subjects Civilization.
EE. UU. -- Vida intelectual.
États-Unis -- Civilisation -- 1865-1918.
États-Unis -- Vie intellectuelle.
Intellectual life.
Kultur.
Kulturpessimismus.
Kulturwandel.
USA.
United States -- Civilization -- 1865-1918.
United States -- Intellectual life.
United States.
Description xx, 375 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Roots of antimodernism : the crisis of cultural authority during the late nineteenth century. A pattern of evasive banality : official modern culture in industrial America ; A social crisis : the republican tradition and the radical specter ; Unreal city : social science, secularization, and the emergence of weightlessness ; A psychic crisis : neurasthenia and the emergence of a therapeutic world view -- 2. The figure of the artisan : arts and crafts ideology. Origins of the American craft revival : persons and perceptions ; Revitalization and transformation in arts and crafts ideology : the simple life, aestheticism, educational reform ; Reversing antimodernism : the factory, the market, and the process of rationalization ; The fate of the craft ideal -- 3. The destructive element : modern commercial society and the martial ideal. From domestic realism to "real life" ; Class, race, and the worship of force ; The psychological uses of the martial ideal : the cult of experience and the quest for authentic selfhood ; The psychological uses of the martial ideal : Guiney, Norris, Adams -- 4. The morning of belief : medieval mentalities in a modern world. The image of childhood and the childhood of the race ; Medieval sincerity : genteel and robust ; Medieval vitality : the erotic union of sacred and profane ; The medieval unconscious : therapy and protest -- 5. The religion of beauty : Catholic forms and American consciousness. The rise of Catholic taste : cultural authority and personal regeneration ; Art, ritual, and belief : the Protestant dilemma ; American Anglo-Catholicism : legitimation and protest ; The poles of Anglicanism : Cram and Scudder -- 6. From patriarchy to nirvana : patterns of ambivalence. The problem of Victorian ambivalence : sources and solutions ; The lotus and the father : Bigelow, Lowell, Lodge : William Sturgis Bigelow ; Percival Lowell ; George Cabot Lodge ; Aesthetic Catholicism and "feminine" values: Norton, Hall, Brooks: Charles Eliot Norton ; G. Stanley Hall ; Van Wyck Brooks -- 7. From filial loyalty to religious protest : Henry Adams. Early manhood : the meandering track of the family go-cart ; Husband, historian, novelist : Adam's crisis of generativity ; The antimodern quest : from Niagara to the virgin ; Between father and mother, I : the virgin, the dynamo, and the angelic doctor ; Between father and mother, II : the antimodern modernis -- Epilogue -- Biographical appendix.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7460271
(OCoLC)ocm07460271
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lears, T. J. Jackson, 1947-
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