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American Half Century: Postwar Culture and Politics in the U. S. A.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745305011
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Roads Not Taken 1
1 The Cold War and the Culture of Resistance 10
2 So that the Dead may not be Killed Again: Mailer, Doctorow and the Poetics of a Persecuting Society 30
3 1968: The Two Cultures 59
4 The World Turned Upside Down: The Alternative Press and Visionary Politics in the US in the 1990s 69
5 The Meaning of the 1960s 82
6 Students, Capital and the Multiversity: Radical Challenges to the Dominant Pattern of American Higher Education from Berkeley to Livingston 86
7 The Deep Immortal Wish': Radicalism and Modern American Poetry 117
8 Side Saddle on the Golden Calf: Moments of Utopia in American Pop Music and Pop Music Culture 141
9 What Feminism has said about Motherhood 157
10 Black Women: Constructing the Revolutionary Subject 172
11 Malcolm X and the Crisis in Black America 192
12 Beyond the American Dream: Film and the Experience of Defeat 206
13 The Making of a Consensual Majority: Political Discourse and Electoral Politics in the 1980s 232
14 US Television and the Gulf Conflict 274
15 The 1990s and Beyond: After the Gulf: Noam Chomsky 285
Index 291
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