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Results for Individualism United States History 20th century.
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Call #
306.0973 P
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Descript.
465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-445) and index.
Contents
What's past is prologue --Economics : the rise and fall of equality --Politics : from tribalism to comity and back again --Society : between isolation and solidarity --Culture : individualism vs. community --Race and the American "we" --Gender and the American "we" --The arc of the twentieth century --Drift and mastery.
Summary
"An eminent political scientist's brilliant synthesis of social and political trends over the past century that shows how we have gone from an individualistic society to a more communitarian society and then back again -- and how we can use that experience to overcome once again the individualism that currently weakens our country"-- Provided by publisher.
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Alt Author
Garrett, Shaylyn Romney.
ISBN/ISSN
9781982129149
198212914X
9781982129156 (pbk.)
1982129158 (pbk.)
Call #
320.51 L
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
143 pages ; 20 cm
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Assesses current American liberalism, arguing that divisive politics have hampered liberal efforts and that the identity individualism of the left and the economic individualism of the right have created an electorate with little interest in the common good.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780062697431 (hardcover)
0062697439 (hardcover)
Call #
973.91 D
Edition
1st ed.
Descript.
xxiii, 598 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [533]-564) and index.
Contents
Depression culture -- Discovering poverty. The tenement and the world : immigrant lives ; The starvation army ; The country and the city ; Hard times for poets ; Black girls and native sons -- Success and failure. Beyond the American dream ; What price Hollywood? ; The last film of the 1930s, or, Nothing fails like success -- The culture of elegance. Fantasy, elegance, mobility : the dream life of the 1930s ; Class for the masses : elegance democratized -- The search for community. The populist turn : Copland and the popular front ; Who cares? : the world of Porgy and Bess ; The People vs. Frank Capra : populism against itself ; Shakespeare in overalls : an American troubadour -- Gender trouble : exposing the intellectuals ; Conclusion : the work of culture in Depression America.
Summary
Dancing in the Dark shows how our worst economic crisis, as it eroded American individualism and punctured the American dream, produced in the 1930s some of the greatest writing, photography, and mass entertainment ever seen in this country.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780393072259
0393072258
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