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The Cultural Career of Coolness

The Cultural Career of Coolness

Discourses and Practices of Affect Control in European Antiquity, the United States, and Japan

The Cultural Career of Coolness( )
Editor: Haselstein, Ulla
Hijiya-Kirschnereit, Irmela
Gersdorf, Catrin
Giannoulis, Elena
Contribution by: Dinerstein, Joel
Frese, Sophia
Heise, Jens
Kinski, Michael
McGuigan, Jim
Newmark, Catherine
Raz, Aviad E.
Selden, Daniel
Roquet, Paul
ISBN:978-0-7391-7316-9
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Lexington Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $100.00
Book Description:

Today, coolness is a term most often used in advertising trendy commodities, or, more generally, in promoting urban lifestyles. The Cultural Career of Coolness explores the history of the term as a metaphor for affect control and aesthetic detachment, charts various cultural practices of coolness in the United States and Japan, and links them to the rationalization of intimate relations and an incorporation of disaffection in modernity.

Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Aesthetics
Psychology / General
Psychology / Emotions
History / Civilization
History / United States / General
History / Asia / Japan
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.25 x 9.3 x 1.03 Inches
Book Weight:1.23 Pounds

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