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Gitlin, Todd

Works: 124 works in 426 publications in 4 languages and 18,410 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Frame stories  Television debates  Debates  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Photographer, Contributor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: BF755.A5, 136.4973
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The sixties : years of hope, days of rage by Todd Gitlin( Book )

47 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 3,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Todd Gitlin, the highly regarded writer, media critic, and professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, has written an authoritative and compelling account of this supercharged decade--a decade he helped shape as an early president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and an organizer of the first national demonstration against the Vietnam war. Part critical history, part personal memoir, part celebration, and part meditation, this critically acclaimed work resurrects a generation on all its glory and tragedy
Inside prime time by Todd Gitlin( Book )

47 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes view of prime-time television reveals how shows get and stay on the air, explains how television is shaped by the political and cultural climate of the era, and offers anecdotes about "Charlie's Angels," "Hill Street Blues," and other series
The whole world is watching : mass media in the making & unmaking of the New Left by Todd Gitlin( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The whole world is watching!" chanted the demonstrators in the Chicago streets in 1968, as the TV cameras beamed images of police cracking heads into homes everywhere. Acclaimed media critic Todd Gitlin first scrutinizes major news coverage in the early days of the antiwar movement. Drawing on his own experiences (he was president of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1963-64) and on interviews with key activists and news reporters, he shows in detail how the media first ignore new political developments, then select and emphasize aspects of the story that treat movements as oddities. He then demonstrates how the media glare made leaders into celebrities and estranged them from their movement base how it inflated the importance of revolutionary rhetoric, destabilizing the movement, then promoted "moderate" alternatives--all the while spreading the antiwar message. Finally, Gitlin draws together a theory of news coverage as a form of anti-democratic social management--which he sees at work also in media treatment of the anti-nuclear and other later movements [Publisher description]
Media unlimited : how the torrent of images and sounds overwhelms our lives by Todd Gitlin( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone knows that the media surround us, but no one quite understands how this happened and what it has done to our lives. Critics and analysts focus on this show or that star, the latest Superbowl ad or twenty-four-hour news binge, but they miss the true import of our total immersion in a fast-moving torrent of sounds and images. As he did with television in Inside Prime Time and with the culture wars in The Twilight of Common Dreams, Todd Gitlin once again recasts the world we think we know. In Media Unlimited, a remarkable and original look at our media-glutted, speed-addicted world, he makes us stare, as if for the first time, at the biggest picture of all."--Jacket
The twilight of common dreams : why America is wracked by culture wars by Todd Gitlin( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Twilight of Common Dreams, Todd Gitlin places the debates of the moment in a sweeping historical context and - sparing no sides - he argues that these highly charged conflicts are a sideshow, obscuring a seismic transformation in American political life. The Left, which once stood for universal values, has come to be identified with the special needs of distinct "cultures" and select "identities." The Right, long associated with privileged interests, now claims to defend the needs of all. The consequences are clear: since the late 1960s, while the Right has been busy taking the White House, the Left has been marching on the English department. With dazzling range and acuteness, Gitlin's analysis moves through American history and modern thought, from academic squabbles to the crisis in the Democratic party, from embattled school boards to the right-wing exploitation of those scarlet letters, "PC." In the end, he maintains, the culture wars are evasions of America's deepest trauma - inequality - and he eloquently contends that America is lost unless its obsession with cultural differences can be transcended in the name of the common good
Watching television : a Pantheon guide to popular culture by Todd Gitlin( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7 essays by leading media critics explore the politics and social implications of television." ... An important step into the past wasteland era of writing about the tube."--NYT Book Review
Uptown : poor whites in Chicago by Todd Gitlin( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the area just off Chicago's Gold Coast, where live poor whites from Appalachia and the South. Describes the organization of a neighborhood group--JOIN--to fight gouging by landlords and merchants, the atrocities of the welfare system, the callousness of the local hospitals, and especially the brutality and corruption of Chicago police
Letters to a young activist by Todd Gitlin( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Letters to a Young Activist, Todd Gitlin looks back at his eventful life, recalling his experience as president of the formidable Students for a Democratic Society contemplating the spirit of activism, and arriving at principles of action to guide the passion and energy of those wishing to do good. He considers the three complementary motives of duty, love, and adventure, reflects on the changing nature of idealism, and shows how righteous action requires realistic as well as idealistic thinking. And he looks forward to an uncertain future that is nevertheless full of possibility, a future where patriotism and intelligent skepticism are not mutually exclusive."--Jacket
The intellectuals and the flag by Todd Gitlin( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tragedy of the left is that, having achieved an unprecedented victory in helping stop an appalling war, it then proceeded to commit suicide." So writes Todd Gitlin about the aftermath of the Vietnam War in this collection of writings that calls upon intellectuals on the left to once again engage American public life and resist the trappings of knee-jerk negativism, intellectual fads, and political orthodoxy. Gitlin argues for a renewed sense of patriotism based on the ideals of sacrifice, tough-minded criticism, and a willingness to look anew at the global role of the United States in the aftermath of 9/11. Merely criticizing and resisting the Bush administration will not do-the left must also imagine and propose an America reformed. Where then can the left turn? Gitlin celebrates the work of three prominent postwar intellectuals: David Riesman, C. Wright Mills, and Irving Howe. Their ambitious, assertive, and clearly written works serve as models for an intellectual engagement that forcefully addresses social issues and remains affirmative and comprehensive. Sharing many of the qualities of these thinkers' works, Todd Gitlin's blunt, frank analysis of the current state of the left and his willingness to challenge orthodoxies pave the way for a revival in leftist thought and a new liberal patriotism
Best of enemies by Gore Vidal( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other's political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult--their explosive exchanges devolving into vitrolic name-calling. Live an unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born
The bulldozer and the big tent : blind Republicans, lame Democrats, and the recovery of American ideals by Todd Gitlin( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social critic presents an analysis of the American political system, addressing such issues as why baby boomers have produced few impressive politicians, why Barack Obama has become popular so quickly, and who has won the culture war
Occupy nation : the roots, the spirit, and the promise of Occupy Wall Street by Todd Gitlin( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a better understanding of the Occupy Wall Street movement by exploring its origins, spirit, uniqueness, predecessors, and inner tensions, while discussing the role it's likely to play in future political culture
The chosen peoples : America, Israel, and the ordeals of divine election by Todd Gitlin( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines a new approach to understanding the relationship between the United States and Israel, explaining that both nations embrace a philosophy that they were divinely chosen to influence the world for the better
Sacrifice : a novel by Todd Gitlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attending a conference in Paris, American psychiatrist Chester Garland takes a break to visit the cathedral in Chartres. On the train he is smitten by a woman and disappears from his family. The mystery is cleared in a diary which his son reads after his death
Campfires of the resistance; poetry from the movement by Todd Gitlin( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of Albert Einstein by Todd Gitlin( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and German and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glitzy TV news anchor gets involved in a search for Albert Einstein's killer after her mentor--a cult novelist and connoisseur of conspiracy--tips her off to the alleged crime that occurred forty years earlier
Undying : a novel by Todd Gitlin( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Alan Meister is writing a book on Friedrich Nietzche's philosophy while coping with his own diagnosis and treatment for lymphoma. As the two projects overlap, he begins imagining Nietzsche as a companion
Sexual stereotypes in the media( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than ever before, Americans are being bombarded--and acculturated--by the media, and only discerning individuals will recognize the sexual biases that all too often are a part of each day's worth of information and entertainment. This program focuses on identifying and looking beyond categorical stereotypes of women, men, gays, and lesbians"--Container
Remote control by Bob McKinnon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The average American child spends over 40 hours per week consuming media, the equivalent of a full-time job. This means that by the time children born today turn 30, they will have spent an entire decade of their lives in front of some type of screen. Remote Control, based on the findings of the Kaiser Family Foundation's landmark study Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8 to 18-year-olds, examines the implications of this unprecedented level of exposure. Putting a human face on the report's statistical findings, filmmaker Bob McKinnon explores the media habits of two families, supplementing their powerful personal insights with testimony from media experts, educators, and policymakers. Remote Control offers a fascinating look at the centrality of media in our lives, revealing far-reaching effects that we are only beginning to understand, and suggesting ways we might begin to help our children live a life instead of watching one
The lonely crowd : a study of the changing American character by David Riesman( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses social character and the difference in social character between men of different regions, eras, and groups. Considers the ways in which different social character types, once they are formed at the knee of society, are then deployed in work, play, politics, and child-rearing activities of society. Discusses the way in which one kind of social character, which dominated America in the nineteenth century, is gradually being replaced by a social character of a different sort
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Media unlimited : how the torrent of images and sounds overwhelms our lives
Alternative Names
Gitlin, Todd

Gitlin, Todd A. 1943-

Gitlin, Todd Alan 1943-

Todd Gitlin American sociologist

Todd Gitlin Amerikaans socioloog

Todd Gitlin sociologue américain

Todd Gitlin US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Тодд Гитлин

טוד גיטלין

ギトリン, トッド

吉特林, 托徳

English (285)

Spanish (5)

Chinese (4)

German (1)

Inside prime timeThe whole world is watching : mass media in the making & unmaking of the New LeftMedia unlimited : how the torrent of images and sounds overwhelms our livesThe twilight of common dreams : why America is wracked by culture warsWatching television : a Pantheon guide to popular cultureLetters to a young activistThe intellectuals and the flagThe bulldozer and the big tent : blind Republicans, lame Democrats, and the recovery of American ideals