Satisfaction not guaranteed dilemmas of progress in modern society by peter n stearns stephen lassonde satisfaction not guaranteed dilemmas of progress in modern society by peter n stearns new york new york university press 2012 ix plus 270 pp 3500 but satisfaction is not so much a history of happiness as a historically . 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 . Satisfaction not guaranteed is a book about the modern condition and why the gains of living in modern urban industrial affluent societies have not proved more satisfying than they have it examines why real results that paralleled earlier anticipations of progress have not generated the ease and contentment that the same forecasters assumed . In the twentieth and twenty first centuries modern urban industrial affluent societies have made great strides towards fixing some of the problems that plagued other societies for centuries food shortages are nearly eliminated infant and maternal mortality has fallen dramatically birth control is both readily available and effective education levels are higher and. The vision of what modern society might be emerged more than two centuries ago as a product of a transformation in western philosophy and a new belief in the way material progress and human improvability might combine
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