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Love In America

Author : Lawrence R. Samuel
ISBN : 9781476638072
Genre : Social Science
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 Widely considered the most complex of human emotions, romantic love both shapes and reflects core societal values, its expression offering a window into the cultural zeitgeist. In popular culture, romantic love has long been a mainstay of film, television and music. The gap between fictitious narratives of love and real-life ones is, however, usually wide--American's expectations of romance and affection often transcend reality. Tracing the history of love in American culture, this book offers insight into both the national character and emotional nature.

Love In America

Author : Francesca M. Cancian
ISBN : 0521396913
Genre : Social Science
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In the last twenty-five years, Americans have gained considerable freedom in thier personal lives. Relationships are now more flexible, and self-development has become a primary goal for both men and women. Most scholars have criticized this trend to greater freedom, arguing that it undermines family bonds and promotes selfishness and extreme independence, Francesca Cancian is more optimistic. In this book she shows that many American couples succeed in combining self-development with commitment, and that interdependence, not independence, is their ideal. In interdependent relationships, love and self-development do not conflict, but reinforce each other. Love in America compares 'traditional' forms of marriage with these newer forms of close relationships. Starting with the nineteenth century, Cancian shows how gender roles became polarized, with love, which was identified with emotional expression, no practical help, being the responsibility of women, while self-development was regarded as a masculine concern. These traditional images of love and relationships are still held by many Americans today, even though, as Cancian points out, this can lead to marital conflict and individual stress and illness. By contrast, new images of love, emphasizing self-development for men and women and flexible, androgynous roles, began to emerge around 1900, accelerating in the 1960s. She concludes that this trend to self-development and androgyny will continue, but that whether it will lead to more interdependent relationships, or to more independence and isolation, depends partly on economic and political changes in the wider society. The evidence for Cancian's argument comes from sociological, historical, and psychological sources. Her book will interest readers in these disciplines, as well s appeal to a wide general audience.

Browningmania America S Love For Robert Browning

Author : Hédi Jaouad
ISBN : 9781604978872
Genre : Literary Collections
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In the 1880s and 1890s, the Victorian poet Robert Browning was the "lion" of the day in the United States, particularly in Rochester. Browning's work was widely read and discussed. Even today, there are still many in America who consider themselves Browningites, and many of them belong to Browning clubs and societies. This book, the fruit of thorough and patient archival digging, brings together various fragmentary local sources and quaint memorabilia, hitherto unknown to scholars. It vividly recovers the spirit of the fascination with Browningmania, and more broadly Victoriana, that Rochesterians and Americans in general evinced in the last two decades of the nineteenth century and early part of the twentieth century.Browning's popularity, undeserved many thought, remains nonetheless a unique phenomenon in literary and cultural history, well worthy of study and comprehension. Although several books and articles were devoted to this subject, none offers a sustained explanation of how and why Browning became such an iconic figure. This book fills a gap in the scholarship and critical reception of Browning. This study offers Browning scholars and Victorianists in general a new perspective on some long-neglected but crucial material. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars in Reception and American studies as well as cultural and literary historians. Because it brings together many local anecdotes and memorabilia, this book will also find appreciative readers among the general public, especially in upstate New York region, particularly Rochester.

Almost Home America S Love Hate Relationship With Community

Author : David L. Kirp
ISBN : 0691095175
Genre : Social Science
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For David Kirp, a gifted storyteller and journalist, the concept of community stretches beyond a cliched figure of speech to describe what happens when people make decisions that reshape one another's lives. He has collected a fascinating variety of such stories from across America to re-create the immediate experience of community--tales that signify in their particulars, giving meaning to the much bandied-about idea of civic virtue. They paint a rich picture of how, for better and for worse, Americans live together. We meet two San Francisco families, one Nicaraguan and the other black, trying to live peacefully with each other; residents in the fire ravaged Berkeley hills, whose greed and architectural ambitions thwart attempts to build the new Eden of their dreams; parents and teachers fighting against long odds to improve the East Harlem public schools; residents of a small southern town caring for a parentless teenager with AIDS; residents of the New Jersey suburb of Mount Laurel deciding whether poor families will be allowed to live in "our town;" and neighbors choosing sides when a black teenager kills his gay white neighbor. While there are real heroes--Ethel Lawrence, the Rosa Parks of the affordable housing movement; and Deborah Meier, tireless advocate for better schools--the stories are mainly about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. These beautifully written tales reveal individuals in the process of forming new alliances or falling back on familiar ones, "bowling alone" or promoting the common good. They show us, past all self-delusion, who we really are.

Pamphlets On Higher Education

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ISBN : UCAL:B3020207
Genre : Education, Higher
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Love From America

Author : Alex Paen
ISBN : WISC:89058250812
Genre : History
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Celebrating America S Love Of Food The Best Of Relish Magazine

Author : The Editors of Relish Magazine
ISBN : 9781581577686
Genre : Cooking
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Relish what you eat, because good things happen around the table. The America’s Love of Food Cookbook contains 150 clear, simple, and often quick recipes designed to get you back in the kitchen and get your loved ones around the table. From breakfast to dessert, you’ll be inspired by the delicious variety offered here. Widen your dinner repertoire and spice up your main courses—from Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese to Smoky Dry Mole-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, you’ll want to try them all. And if you’re wondering where to find smoked paprika or how to make a meringue reach new heights,the helpful tips peppered throughout the book will guide you through. Distributed in more than 500 newspapers nationwide, Relish magazine reaches more than 15 million readers each month. Relish celebrates America’s love of food with recipes from the melting pot of people, places, and traditions that make our food great.

The English In America

Author : John Andrew Doyle
ISBN : UOM:39015016782222
Genre : Fore-edge paintings
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Love Entwined

Author : Helen Sheumaker
ISBN : 9780812240146
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Using a wide array of evidence drawn from poetry, fiction, diaries, letters, and examples of hairwork, Love Entwined traces the widespread popularity of the craft from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century.

Love S Response

Author : Frederick Sheely Weiser
ISBN : WISC:89065278152
Genre : Deaconesses
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My Love Is In America

Author : Graeme Smith
ISBN : OCLC:606583004
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Free Masonry In North America From The Colonial Period To The Beginning Of The Present Century

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044015570658
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Romantic Longings

Author : Steven Seidman
ISBN : UVA:X002014713
Genre : Social Science
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Intimate behaviour is today a principal cause of social conflict in the USA. Drawing on a range of evidence, this study charts the change from a Victorian spiritual ideal of love to efforts by modern reformers to sexualize love.

Authorship?s Wake

Author : Philip Sayers
ISBN : 9781501367687
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

Duck Feet

Author : Gilbert Hernandez
ISBN : UOM:39015060646661
Genre : Fiction
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Volumes cover the Hernandez Brothers' work from the first Love & Rockets series, 1982-1996, calendar illustrations from 1989-1993, covers from the series, and hard to find drawings from various publications.

Wigwam Bam

Author : Jaime Hernandez
ISBN : UOM:39015060646752
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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This is the eleventh volume of The Love and Rockets series -- in which its theme of the death of punk-rock music as a force for the future is symbolized through the ending of Maggie and Hopey's relationship.

Upscale

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ISBN : WISC:89077186583
Genre : African American intellectuals
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A Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : Noah Webster
ISBN : HARVARD:32044081498974
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United States Congressional Serial Set

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ISBN : UCAL:B3997839
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Books That Bring Life

Author : Eugene Brice
ISBN : 0937462055
Genre : Bible
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