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The Resource Crying : the natural and cultural history of tears, Tom Lutz

Crying : the natural and cultural history of tears, Tom Lutz

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Crying : the natural and cultural history of tears
Title
Crying
Title remainder
the natural and cultural history of tears
Statement of responsibility
Tom Lutz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Crying looks at the way people have understood weeping from the earliest known representation of tears in the fourteenth century B.C. through tears found in today's films, advertisements, and therapies. Philosophers from Plato and Aristotle through Descartes, William James, and Sartre have attempted to explain tears, as have physiologists from Hippocrates through Darwin and contemporary neurophysiologists and ophthalmologists. Psychologists, anthropologists, and sociologists all have their theories. In addition to consolidating these theories, Tom Lutz also examines paintings from medieval times through Picasso, literary texts from Homer and Shakespeare through the sentimental writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the present, and films from the "weepies" of the 1930s through Titanic to unearth the multifaceted meanings of tears. Despite our most common romantic assumptions, this brilliant book tells us that tears are never pure, and that they are never simple."--Jacket
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173572
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lutz, Tom
Dewey number
152.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.C88
LC item number
L87 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 575.C88
NLM item number
L975c 1999
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the natural and cultural history of tears
Label
Crying : the natural and cultural history of tears, Tom Lutz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-337) and index
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volume
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Carrier MARC source
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Why tears? -- Tears of pleasure, tears of grace, and the weeping hero -- The crying body -- The psychology of tears -- Men and women, infants and children -- Cultures of mourning -- Tears of revenge, seduction, escape, and empathy -- Fictional tears -- The end of tears
Control code
ocm40948463
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780393047561
Lccn
99021295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40948463
Label
Crying : the natural and cultural history of tears, Tom Lutz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why tears? -- Tears of pleasure, tears of grace, and the weeping hero -- The crying body -- The psychology of tears -- Men and women, infants and children -- Cultures of mourning -- Tears of revenge, seduction, escape, and empathy -- Fictional tears -- The end of tears
Control code
ocm40948463
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780393047561
Lccn
99021295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40948463

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