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Revolutions in Sorrow
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: Peter N. Stearns
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-03 - Publisher: Routledge

Huge changes have occurred in both the physical facts of death and in the cultural modes that guide our reactions to it. These changes also affect policy issues ranging from punishments for crimes to birth control to the conduct of war. This book explores the impacts of these changes upon
A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Age of Romanticism, Revolution, and Empire
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Susan J. Matt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Between 1780 and 1920, modern conceptions of emotion-conceptions still very much present in the 21st century-first took shape. This book traces that history, charting the changing meaning and experience of feelings in an era shaped by political and market revolutions, romanticism, empiricism, the rise of psychology and psychoanalysis. During this
Is the Cemetery Dead?
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: David Charles Sloane
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-25 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In modern society, we have professionalized our care for the dying and deceased in hospitals and hospices, churches and funeral homes, cemeteries and mausoleums to aid dazed and disoriented mourners. But these formal institutions can be alienating and cold, leaving people craving a more humane mourning and burial process. The
Cultural Change in Modern World History
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Peter N. Stearns
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-13 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In this innovative textbook, leading world historian Peter Stearns analyses key examples of culture change from around the world, highlighting what culture change involves and how it can be explained and assessed, both historically and in the contemporary world. Culture change is one of the most interesting and significant features
Red Sorrow
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Nanchu
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-08 - Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

At the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution, 13-year-old Nanchu watched Red Guards destroy her home and torture her parents, whom they jailed. She was left to fend for herself and her younger brother. When she grew older, she herself became a Red Guard and was sent to the largest work