The World the Sixties Made: Politics and Culture in Recent America

The World the Sixties Made: Politics and Culture in Recent America

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by Van Gosse
     
 

The essays in this volume survey a vast historical terrain to tease out the meaning of the not-so-long ago. They trace the ways in which recent U.S. culture and politics continue to be shaped by the legacy of the New Left's social movements, from feminism to gay liberation to black power. Together these essays demonstrate that the America that emerged in the 1970s was… See more details below

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The essays in this volume survey a vast historical terrain to tease out the meaning of the not-so-long ago. They trace the ways in which recent U.S. culture and politics continue to be shaped by the legacy of the New Left's social movements, from feminism to gay liberation to black power. Together these essays demonstrate that the America that emerged in the 1970s was a nation profoundly, even radically democratized.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592132003
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
10/10/2003
Series:
Critical Perspectives on the Past
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction I: Postmodern America: A New Democratic Order in the Second Gilded Age1
Introduction II: Was It the End or Just a Beginning? American Storytelling and the History of the Sixties37
1Beyond Declension: Feminist Radicalism in the 1970s and 1980s52
2The Land Belongs of the People: Reframing Urban Protest in Post-Sixties Philadelphia67
3Unpacking the Vietnam Syndrome: The Coup in Chile and the Rise of Popular Anti-Interventionism100
4The Movement Inside: BBS Films and the Cultural Left in the New Hollywood114
5In the Name of Austerity: Middle-Class Consumption and the OPEC Oil Embargo of 1973-1974138
6Taking Over Domestic Space: The Battered Women's Movement and Public Protest162
7Fabulous Politics: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Movements, 1969-1999191
8A Very American Epidemic: Memory Politics and Identity Politics in the AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1985-1993219
9Holding the Rock: The "Indianization" of Alcatraz Island, 1969-1999242
10Out of Labor's Dark Age: Sexual Politics Comes to the Workplace265
11Autoworkers at Lordstown: Workplace Democracy and American Citizenship289
12Cartoon Politics: The Case of the Purloined Parents316
13At the End of the Century334
About the Contributors337

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