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American niceness : (Record no. 102263)

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003 - CONTROL NUMBER IDENTIFIER
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005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20170824105558.0
008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
fixed length control field 170207s2017 mau b 001 0 eng c
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780674976498 : (hbk)
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency MH/DLC
Language of cataloging eng
Transcribing agency MH
Modifying agency IeDuRDS
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 973
Edition number 23
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Bramen, Carrie Tirado,
Dates associated with a name 1964-
9 (RLIN) 122511
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title American niceness :
Remainder of title a cultural history /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Carrie Tirado Bramen.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC.
Place of publication, distribution, etc. Cambridge, Massachusetts :
-- London :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Harvard University Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2017.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 368 p. :
Other physical details ill. ;
Dimensions 24 cm.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Despite Fanny Trollope's dismissal of Americans as tobacco chewing, patriotic boors, travelers have a long history of commenting on American friendliness. Alexis De Tocqueville observed that their sociability made Americans more akin to the French than the "unfriendly disposition of the English." And Rudyard Kipling remarked, "it is perfectly impossible to go to war with these people, whatever they may do. They are much too nice." Although it often goes unnamed as a pattern of behavior, niceness pervades the assumptions, discourses, and the everyday conduct of and about Americans. But how and when did Americans become associated with being nice? Carrie Tirado Bramen argues that in the nineteenth century niceness became an indispensable part of a democratic personality that was friendly and accessible, free from the Old World snobbery of a class-ridden society. It defined the geist of a white settler nation based on transience and cohered through a common affect that Bramen calls "manifest cheerfulness." American niceness has figured in a national fantasy of American exceptionalism, based neither exclusively nor even primarily on military might and economic prowess, but on more mundane attributes such as friendliness. The distinctiveness of Americans has been largely shaped through the language of sociality and the importance of likability.--
Assigning source Provided by publisher
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Friendship
Geographic subdivision United States
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 122512
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Kindness
Geographic subdivision United States
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 122513
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element National characteristics, American
General subdivision Public opinion
-- History.
9 (RLIN) 122514
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Visitors, Foreign
Geographic subdivision United States
General subdivision Attitudes
-- History.
9 (RLIN) 122515
942 ## - ADDED ENTRY ELEMENTS (KOHA)
Source of classification or shelving scheme
Koha item type Loanable Book
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          General Collection Library Library 2017-08-24 2 6 973 BRA 000413120 2018-12-14 2018-11-26 2017-08-24 Loanable Book

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