American Cool: Constructing a Twentieth-Century Emotional Style

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American Cool: Constructing a Twentieth-Century Emotional Style - Stearns, Peter N, and Walker, Lisa

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. ...

American Cool: Constructing a Twentieth-Century Emotional Style 1994, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814779965

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American Cool: Constructing a Twentieth-Century Emotional Style 1994, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814779798

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