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Americans are a positive people — cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat. This is our reputation as well as our self-image. In this utterly original take on the American frame of mind, Barbara Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude, and exposes the downside of irrational optimism.

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ISBN:
9781410424709
Publisher:
Thorndike Press
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Author:
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
General
Subject:
Happiness
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
367
Dimensions:
8.50x5.60x1.10 in. 1.20 lbs.

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