Joy

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Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Book
2006
An account of the toll that depression has taken on European and North American health since the 18th century.
How we learned to stop having fun
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Article
2007
We used to know how to get together and really let our hair down. Then, in the early 1600s, a mass epidemic of depression broke out - and we've been living with it ever since. Something went wrong, bu...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Solnit, Rebecca
Book
2010
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
To Have or To Be?
Fromm, Erich
Book
1976
Fromm calls for a social and psychological revolution. He argues that two modes of existence are in fierce conflict: the Having Mode, dedicated to material possession and property, agressiveness, pers...

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Tragedy, Absurdity and Joy in the Classroom
Harding, James
Article
1968
James Harding's critique of institutionalized eduction and its effects on the quality of human knowledge.