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Gilbert, James Burkhart

Works: 63 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 11,460 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Miscellanea  Popular works  Directories  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor
Classifications: BL245, 306.4509730904
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Burkhart Gilbert
Redeeming culture American religion in an age of science by James Burkhart Gilbert( )
11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this intriguing history, James Gilbert examines the confrontation between modern science and religion as these disparate, sometimes hostile modes of thought clashed in the arena of American culture. Beginning in 1925 with the infamous Scopes trial, Gilbert traces nearly forty years of competing attitudes toward science and religion. "Anyone seriously interested in the history of current controversies involving religion and science will find Gilbert's book invaluable."Peter J. Causton, Boston Book Review. "Redeeming Culture provides some fascinating background for understandi
A cycle of outrage : America's reaction to the juvenile delinquent in the 1950s by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whose fair? experience, memory, and the history of the great St. Louis Exposition by James Burkhart Gilbert( )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair was a major event in early 20th century America, exemplifying the Victorian predilection for public spectacle. James Gilbert asks: what can we learn about the lived experience of fairgoers when we compare historical accounts, individual and collective memories, and artifacts from the events?
Writers and partisans; a history of literary radicalism in America by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )
16 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Another chance : postwar America, 1945-1968 by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Work without salvation : America's intellectuals and industrial alienation, 1880-1910 by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perfect cities : Chicago's utopias of 1893 by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: In this elegant and sensitive look at the milieu of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, James Gilbert examines the three utopias that were designed to bring order to the chaos of urban life: The World's Fair itself, George Pullman's community for his workers, and Dwight Moody's evangelical crusade. Gilbert draws upon a rich selection of fiction, collective biography, architecture, photographs, and souvenir books to show how these experiments each acted as a middle-class prescription for coming to terms with the new cultural diversity and competition resulting from the disruptive forces of technological change, commercial enterprise, and pluralism
Designing the industrial state; the intellectual pursuit of collectivism in America, 1880-1940 by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transforming faith : the sacred and secular in modern American history ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Men in the middle : searching for masculinity in the 1950s by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While the 1950s have been popularly portrayed - on television and in the movies and literature - as a conformist and conservative age, the decade is better understood as a revolutionary time for politics, economy, mass media, and family life. Magazines, films, newspapers, and television of the day scrutinized every aspect of this changing society, paying special attention to the lifestyles of the middle-class men and their families who were moving to the suburbs newly springing up outside American cities. Much of this attention focused on issues of masculinity, both to enforce accepted ideas and to understand serious departures from the norm. Neither a period of "male crisis" nor yet a time of free experimentation, the decade was marked by contradiction and a wide spectrum of role models. This was, in short, the age of Tennessee Williams as well as John Wayne." "In Men in the Middle, James Gilbert uncovers a extensive body of literature that showcases the problems and possibilities of expressing masculinity in the 1950s. Drawing on the biographies of men who explored manhood either in their writings or in their public personas, Gilbert examines the stories of several of the most important figures of the day - revivalist Billy Graham, playwright Tennessee Williams, sociologist David Riesman, sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, Playboy literary editor Auguste Comte Spectorsky, and TV-sitcom dad Ozzie Nelson - and allows us to see beyond the inherited stereotypes of the time. Each of these stories, in Gilbert's hands, adds crucial dimensions to our understanding of masculinity in the 1950s. No longer will this era be seen solely in terms of the conformist man in the gray flannel suit or the Marlboro Man."--BOOK JACKET
Rethinking Cold War culture by Peter J Kuznick( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there was more to American society than conformity, political conservatism, consumerism, and middle-class values. By examining popular culture, politics, economics, gender relations, and civil rights, the contributors contend that, while there was little fundamentally new about American culture in the Cold War era, the Cold War shaped and distorted virtually every aspect of American life. Interacting with long-term historical trends related to demographics, technological change, and economic cycles, four new elements dramatically influenced American politics and culture: the threat of nuclear annihilation, the use of surrogate and covert warfare, the intensification of anticommunist ideology, and the rise of a powerful military-industrial complex. This provocative dialogue by leading historians promises to reshape readers' understanding of America during the Cold War, revealing a complex interplay of historical norms and political influences
Another chance : postwar America, 1945-1985 by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mythmaking frame of mind : social imagination and American culture ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fair representations : world's fairs and the modern world by Robert W Rydell( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explorations of American culture by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The nine essays in this book explore a variety of events, institutions, and controversies in American culture, from the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, to American religion and the persistence of fundamentalism, and to the complex modern phenomenon of "Americanization." At the heart of each essay lies a question that the growth of mass culture and a remarkably inclusive marketplace have posed. To what degree and under what circumstances can or should Americans try to alter the impact of their present unfettered freedom to create and sell culture? Is there no territory which can or should be protected from the corrosive energy of the mass market?"--Jacket
A directory of transportation education in American colleges and universities by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Common ground ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Values, beliefs, traditions, language and material goods form the subject of this lesson about the components of culture. Opens and closes with a look at the Amish -- a group whose members in Southeastern Pennsylvania maintain language and other cultural traditions unique to early Germanic settlers to the region. The American values of individual rights and consumerism are also discussed."
The flier's world by James Gilbert( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beretter med mange fotos om mange af flyvningens facetter fra "almindelig" privatflyvning til bl. a. kunstflyvning og svæveflyvning
The world's worst aircraft by James Gilbert( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of English history including notices of the national manners and customs, dress, arts, etc. of the various periods by Henry INCE( )
3 editions published between 1872 and 1884 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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