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Results for United States Civilization 1945
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Call #
306.0973 M
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xiv, 857 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 729-813) and index.
Contents
Introduction: What the Cold War meant -- An empty sky -- The object of power -- Freedom and nothingness -- Outside the law -- The ice breakers -- The best minds -- The human science -- The emancipation of dissonance -- Northern songs -- Concepts of liberty -- Children of a storm -- Consumer sovereignty -- The free play of the mind -- Commonism -- Vers la libération -- Freedom is the fire -- Hollywood- Paris- Hollywood --- This is the end.
Summary
"A history of the thinkers, writers, and artists who shaped intellectual culture in Cold War Europe and America"-- Provided by publisher.
Menand analyzes the economic, demographic, and technological forces that drove social and cultural change in US during the twenty years following the end of the Second World War. Introducing us to the personalities at the center of this transformation-- artists and thinkers both in the US and abroad-- he shows how they exerted a powerful influence on postwar art and thought. It was an exciting period of creative innovation and intellectual debate, and it gave birth to the United States we know today. -- adapted from jacket
Subject
Title
Art and thought in the Cold War
ISBN/ISSN
9780374158453 (hardcover)
0374158452 (hardcover)
Call #
973.91 J
Descript.
xx, 356 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
Traces the current of anti-intellectualism from post-WWII to the present and argues that the nation's cult of unreason is both deadly and destructive.
Contents
The way we live now : just us folks -- The way we lived then : intellect and ignorance in a young nation -- Social pseudoscience in the morning of America's culture wars -- Reds, pinkos, fellow travelers -- Middlebrow culture from noon to twilight -- Blaming it on the sixties -- Legacies : youth culture and celebrity culture -- The new old-time religion -- Junk thought -- The culture of distraction -- Public life : defining dumbness downward -- Conclusion: Cultural conservation.
Subject
Title
American unreason
ISBN/ISSN
9780375423741
0375423745
Call #
973.9092 S819
Descript.
xviii, 429 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-416) and index.
Subject
Alt Author
Shillinglaw, Susan.
Benson, Jackson J.
ISBN/ISSN
0670030627 (alk. paper)
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