Inventing the Psychological
Toward a Cultural History of Emotional Life in America
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Inventing the Psychological by Joel Pfister
Book DescriptionAsking if the popular tendancy to define the self in psychological language derived from (Freudian) truths, or whether American culture invents and promotes psychological identities, this text shows the ways Americans imagine innerness and how emotions have been shaped by the mass-media.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300070064
(235mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 3-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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