American Cool

American Cool

Author: Peter N. Stearns

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814779964

Category: History

Page: 368

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Cool. The concept has distinctly American qualities and it permeates almost every aspect of contemporary American culture. From Kool cigarettes and the Peanuts cartoon's Joe Cool to West Side Story (Keep cool, boy.) and urban slang (Be cool. Chill out.), the idea of cool, in its many manifestations, has seized a central place in our vocabulary. Where did this preoccupation with cool come from? How was Victorian culture, seemingly so ensconced, replaced with the current emotional status quo? From whence came American Cool? These are the questions Peter Stearns seeks to answer in this timely and engaging volume. American Cool focuses extensively on the transition decades, from the erosion of Victorianism in the 1920s to the solidification of a cool culture in the 1960s. Beyond describing the characteristics of the new directions and how they altered or amended earlier standards, the book seeks to explain why the change occured. It then assesses some of the outcomes and longer-range consequences of this transformation.
American Cool
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Peter N. Stearns, Professor of History and Provost Peter N Stearns
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-04 - Publisher: NYU Press

Cool. The concept has distinctly American qualities and it permeates almost every aspect of contemporary American culture. From Kool cigarettes and the Peanuts cartoon's Joe Cool to West Side Story (Keep cool, boy.) and urban slang (Be cool. Chill out.), the idea of cool, in its many manifestations, has seized
American Cool
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Susan DiPlacido
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06 - Publisher: iUniverse

"American Cool is HOT!" -Ellen Meister, author of Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTAWhen characters meet every roll of the dice with grit, humor and determination, is it enough to change the stakes?Enter the world of American Cool, where risk, rejection, romance are played to win. In these stories you'll
Dennis Stock
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

Anthology celebrating one of Magnum's premier photographers. 'My emphasis has ... been on affirmative reactions to human behavior and a strong attraction to the beauty in nature.' The first anthology dedicated to one of the greatest American photographers of the twentieth century, Dennis Stock. A Magnum photographer, Stock was a
American Cool
Language: en
Pages: 378
Authors: Peter N. Stearns
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-04-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

Cool. The concept has distinctly American qualities and it permeates almost every aspect of contemporary American culture. From Kool cigarettes and the Peanuts cartoon's Joe Cool to West Side Story (Keep cool, boy.) and urban slang (Be cool. Chill out.), the idea of cool, in its many manifestations, has seized
The Birth of Cool
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Carol Tulloch
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

It is broadly recognized that black style had a clear and profound influence on the history of dress in the twentieth century, with black culture and fashion having long been defined as 'cool'. Yet despite this high profile, in-depth explorations of the culture and history of style and dress in