"Emotional incontinence"

Sibley, Robert
August 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/28/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 5, p536
Academic Journal
The article focuses on increasing sentimentalization of Western culture. Philosopher David Pugmire has been describing sentimentalist as a person who is more concerned about the emotional impact of an object or event on them rather than the actual significance of the object or event. The public display of emotion marking the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death on August 31, 2007, is an example of increasing sentimentalization of Western society. According to the author, Princess Diana symbolizes a society came to symbolize a society in which self-restraint has given way to self-indulgence.


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