One Nation Under Stress

The Trouble with Stress as an Idea

by Dana Becker

Hardcover, 245 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, List Price: $35 | purchase

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One Nation Under Stress
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The Trouble with Stress as an Idea
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Dana Becker

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Examining both research and popular representations of stress in cultural terms, Dana Becker traces the evolution of the social uses of the stress concept as it has been transformed into an all-purpose vehicle for defining, expressing, and containing middle-class anxieties about upheavals in American society.