Sticky Reputations: The Politics of Collective Memory in Midcentury America

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Sticky Reputations focuses on reputational entrepreneurs and support groups shaping how we think of important figures, within a crucial period in American history – from the 1930s through the 1950s. Why are certain figures such as Adolf Hitler, Joe McCarthy, and Martin Luther King cemented into history unable to be challenged without reputational cost to the proposer of the alternative perspective? Why are the reputations of other political actors such as Harry Truman highly variable and changeable? Why, in the ...

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Sticky Reputations focuses on reputational entrepreneurs and support groups shaping how we think of important figures, within a crucial period in American history – from the 1930s through the 1950s. Why are certain figures such as Adolf Hitler, Joe McCarthy, and Martin Luther King cemented into history unable to be challenged without reputational cost to the proposer of the alternative perspective? Why are the reputations of other political actors such as Harry Truman highly variable and changeable? Why, in the 1930s, was it widely believed that American Jews were linked to the Communist Party of America but by the 1950s this belief had largely vanished and was not longer a part of legitimate public discourse? This short, accessible book is ideal for use in undergraduate teaching in social movements, collective memory studies, political sociology, sociological social psychology, and other related courses.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780415894982
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Pages: 240

Meet the Author

Gary Alan Fine is the John Evans Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. During 2010-2011 he was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is also the author of Difficult Reputations: Collective Memories of the Evil, Inept, and Controversial.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE: The Chaining of Social Problems: Solutions and Unintended Consequences in the Age of Betrayal.

CHAPTER TWO: The Cultural Frameworks of Prejudice: Reputational Images and the Postwar Disjuncture of Jews and Communism.

CHAPTER THREE: Erasing the Brown Scare: Referential Afterlife and the Power of Memory Templates.

CHAPTER FOUR: The Construction of Historical Equivalence: Weighing the Red and Brown Scares.

CHAPTER FIVE: Romancing the Red: Pete Seeger and the Purification of Difficult Reputations.

CHAPTER SIX: Notorious Support: The America First Committee and the Personalization of Policy.

CHAPTER SEVEN: An Isolationist Blacklist?: Lillian Gish and the America First Committee.

CHAPTER EIGHT: Honest Brokers: The Politics of Expertise in the Who Lost China Debate.

CHAPTER NINE: Sticky Reputations: Adolf Hitler and the Stigma of Memory Work.

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