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The Senses of Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 280

The Senses of Humor

Why do modern Americans believe in something called a sense of humor, and how did they come to that belief? Daniel Wickberg traces the relatively short cultural history of the concept to its British origins as a way to explore new conceptions of the self and social order in modern America. More than simply the history of an idea, Wickberg's study provides new insights into a peculiarly modern cultural sensibility. The expression "sense of humor" was first coined in the 1840s, and the idea that such a sense was a personality trait to be valued developed only in the 1870s. What is the relationship between medieval humoral medicine and this distinctively modern idea of the sense of humor? What ...

Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians
  • Language: en
Directory of History Departments and Organizations in the United States and Canada
  • Language: en
Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Language: en

Dissertation Abstracts International

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Cultural Turn in U. S. History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

The Cultural Turn in U. S. History

A definitive account of one of the most dominant trends in recent historical writing, The Cultural Turn in U.S. History takes stock of the field at the same time as it showcases exemplars of its practice. The first of this volume’s three distinct sections offers a comprehensive genealogy of American cultural history, tracing its multifaceted origins, defining debates, and intersections with adjacent fields. The second section comprises previously unpublished essays by a distinguished roster of contributors who illuminate the discipline’s rich potential by plumbing topics that range from nineteenth-century anxieties about greenback dollars to confidence games in 1920s Harlem, from Shirley...

Figures in the Carpet
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 506

Figures in the Carpet

Figures in the Carpet presents a stellar roster of first-rate historians dealing seriously with a perennially important subject. The case studies and more theoretical accounts in this book amount to an unusually perceptive assessment of how "the person' has been viewed in American history.

The Protestant Community on Modern Taiwan
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 199

The Protestant Community on Modern Taiwan

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1991
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  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

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Acta P3Œdiatrica
  • Language: en

Acta P3Œdiatrica

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 24

Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1990
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Acta Pædiatrica
  • Language: en

Acta Pædiatrica

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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