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A token of my affection : greeting cards and American business culture, Barry Shank

Label
A token of my affection : greeting cards and American business culture
Title
A token of my affection
Title remainder
greeting cards and American business culture
Statement of responsibility
Barry Shank
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Token of My Affection shows in detail how the evolution of the greeting card reveals the fundamental power of economic organization to enable and constrain experiences of longing, status, desire, social connectedness, and love and to structure and partially determine the most private, internal, and intimate of feelings." "Beautifully illustrated, A Token of My Affection follows the development of the modern greeting card industry from the 1840s, as a way of recovering that most elusive of things - the emotional subjectivity of another age. Barry Shank charts the evolution of the greeting card from an afterthought to a traditional printing and stationery business in the mid-nineteenth century to a multibillion-dollar industry a hundred years later."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shank, Barry
Dewey number
338.4/77455941/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9839.G73
LC item number
U573 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Popular cultures, everyday lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greeting cards industry
  • Business etiquette
  • United States
  • Consumption (Economics)
Label
A token of my affection : greeting cards and American business culture, Barry Shank
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-313) 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
Introduction: structured feelings amid circulations of the heart -- 1. Vicious sentiments : nineteenth-century valentines and the sentimental production of class boundaries -- 2. The nineteenth-century Christmas card : the chromo-reproduction of sentimental value -- 3. Corporate sentiment : the rise of the twentieth-century greeting card industry and the American culture of business -- 4. Condensation, displacement, and masquerade : the dream-work of greeting cards -- 5. Knitting the social lace : the use of greeting cards -- 6. All this senseless rationality : beyond the end of the modern era of greeting cards
Control code
ocm54007118
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780231118798
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004041311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)54007118
Label
A token of my affection : greeting cards and American business culture, Barry Shank
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-313) 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
Introduction: structured feelings amid circulations of the heart -- 1. Vicious sentiments : nineteenth-century valentines and the sentimental production of class boundaries -- 2. The nineteenth-century Christmas card : the chromo-reproduction of sentimental value -- 3. Corporate sentiment : the rise of the twentieth-century greeting card industry and the American culture of business -- 4. Condensation, displacement, and masquerade : the dream-work of greeting cards -- 5. Knitting the social lace : the use of greeting cards -- 6. All this senseless rationality : beyond the end of the modern era of greeting cards
Control code
ocm54007118
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780231118798
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004041311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)54007118

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