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Author Harskamp, Jacob Teunis.

Title The anatomy of despondency : European socio-cultural criticism, 1789-1939 / by Jaap Harskamp
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (887 pages)
Series Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 195
Brill's texts and sources in intellectual history ; v. 8
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 195
Brill's studies in intellectual history. Brill's texts and sources in intellectual history ; v. 8
Contents Introduction -- Aspects of physiognomy -- Disintegration -- The democratic way -- Man and machinery -- Money and commerce -- Ideological confusion -- Ends and means -- Threats to the individual -- Devitalization -- Psychological traits -- Art and alienation -- Past, present, future -- Europe : division and dilemmas
Summary In a text-orientated approach, this study presents a rich mosaic depicting a tradition of European socio-cultural criticism since the French Revolution. Accepting the inevitability of technological advance, critics rejected the proud assumption of progress and stressed the negatives instead
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Anomy -- History.
Criticism -- Europe -- History.
Social conflict -- Europe -- History.
Technological innovations -- Europe -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004202412 (electronic bk.)
9789004202412 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)