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

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Overview

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.
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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 Age 1
Introduction II: Was It the End or Just a Beginning? American Storytelling and the History of the Sixties 37
1 Beyond Declension: Feminist Radicalism in the 1970s and 1980s 52
2 The Land Belongs of the People: Reframing Urban Protest in Post-Sixties Philadelphia 67
3 Unpacking the Vietnam Syndrome: The Coup in Chile and the Rise of Popular Anti-Interventionism 100
4 The Movement Inside: BBS Films and the Cultural Left in the New Hollywood 114
5 In the Name of Austerity: Middle-Class Consumption and the OPEC Oil Embargo of 1973-1974 138
6 Taking Over Domestic Space: The Battered Women's Movement and Public Protest 162
7 Fabulous Politics: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Movements, 1969-1999 191
8 A Very American Epidemic: Memory Politics and Identity Politics in the AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1985-1993 219
9 Holding the Rock: The "Indianization" of Alcatraz Island, 1969-1999 242
10 Out of Labor's Dark Age: Sexual Politics Comes to the Workplace 265
11 Autoworkers at Lordstown: Workplace Democracy and American Citizenship 289
12 Cartoon Politics: The Case of the Purloined Parents 316
13 At the End of the Century 334
About the Contributors 337
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