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Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era / Edition 20
     

Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era / Edition 20

by Elaine Tyler May
 

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ISBN-10: 0465010202

ISBN-13: 9780465010202

Pub. Date: 09/22/2008

Publisher: Basic Books


When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America. Elaine Tyler May demonstrated that the Atomic Age and the Cold War shaped American life not just in national politics, but at every level of society, from the boardroom to the bedroom. Her notion of "domestic containment" is now the standard interpretation of

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When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America. Elaine Tyler May demonstrated that the Atomic Age and the Cold War shaped American life not just in national politics, but at every level of society, from the boardroom to the bedroom. Her notion of "domestic containment" is now the standard interpretation of the era, and Homeward Bound has become a classic. This new edition includes an updated introduction and a new epilogue examining the legacy of Cold War obsessions with personal and family security in the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465010202
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/22/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
169,682
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionix
1Containment at Home: Cold War, Warm Hearth10
2Depression: Hard Times at Home30
3War and Peace: Fanning the Home Fires49
4Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb80
5Brinkmanship: Sexual Containment on the Home Front100
6Baby Boom and Birth Control: The Reproductive Consensus119
7The Commodity Gap: Consumerism and the Modern Home143
8Hanging Together: For Better or for Worse163
9The End of Containment: The Baby Boom Comes of Age186
Postscript to the 1999 Edition205
Appendices209
Notes229
Index261

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