Peter N. Stearns
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Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society
21 Jun 2012 // 6:00 PM

Employing his trademark inquiry of emotions in American history, Peter Stearns asks why, if modern life has been generally characterized by measurable themes of progress, abundance, and improvement, are people not happier or more content with their lot in life?


Unhappy? 'Satisfaction Not Guaranteed' Might Be Able to Explain Why
7 Aug 2012 // 5:10 PM

Progress may solve some problems, but it often brings about a completely new set, as well.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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