CULTURE AS HISTORY

CULTURE AS HISTORY

by warren susman
     
 

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Bringing together for the first time the best of twenty-five years of unique critical work, Warren Susman takes us on a startling tour through the conflicts and events which have transformed the social, political, and cultural face of America in this century. Probing a rich panoply of images from the mass media and advertising, testing prevalent intellectual and…  See more details below

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Bringing together for the first time the best of twenty-five years of unique critical work, Warren Susman takes us on a startling tour through the conflicts and events which have transformed the social, political, and cultural face of America in this century. Probing a rich panoply of images from the mass media and advertising, testing prevalent intellectual and economic theories, linking the revolutions in communications and technology to the rise of a new pantheon of popular heroes. Susman documents and analyzes the process through which the older, Puritan-republican, producer-capitalist culture has given way to the leisure-oriented, consumer society we now inhabit: the culture of abundance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307826145
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/17/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,187,328
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Warren I. Susman was a professor of history and director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Culture at Rutgers University. He died in 1985.

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