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Gilbert, James Burkhart

Overview
Works: 63 works in 172 publications in 1 language and 11,626 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Miscellanea  Popular works  Directories  Textbooks  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: E169.1, 973.92
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Most widely held works by James Burkhart Gilbert
A cycle of outrage : America's reaction to the juvenile delinquent in the 1950s by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another chance : postwar America, 1945-1968 by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redeeming culture : American religion in an age of science by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this intriguing new work, James Gilbert examines the historical confrontation between modern science and religion as these disparate, sometimes hostile modes of thought have clashed in the arena of American culture. Beginning in 1925 with the infamous Scopes trial, Gilbert traces nearly forty years of competing American attitudes toward science and religion. From Harvard intellectuals to Hollywood, from UFOs to the USAF, from sci-fi thrillers to the nightly news, from liberal religion to Fundamentalism - American culture became a proving ground where the boundaries between science and religion were polemicized, propagandized, and contested. Ultimately, Gilbert argues, Catholics and Jews as well as Protestants were able to use the language of democracy to check the growing authority of science. They did this by appealing to American tolerance for contending views and by presenting a populist counterweight to what they portrayed as elitist claims to specialized knowledge. In the end, a kind of cultural paradox emerged in which conflicting systems of explanation were accepted, respected, and even encouraged. In Redeeming Culture, Gilbert has managed to convey not only the persistent ambiguities in American approaches to science and religion, but likewise the means by which these ambiguities continually reshape and invigorate our evolving experience
Perfect cities : Chicago's utopias of 1893 by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 677 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
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 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing the industrial state; the intellectual pursuit of collectivism in America, 1880-1940 by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming faith : the sacred and secular in modern American history( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 490 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 446 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."--Jacket
Rethinking Cold War culture( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book questions 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. They explore the multitude of ways in which Americans experienced the Cold War, reflecting profound differences among generations, genders, races, and classes. 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
The Mythmaking frame of mind : social imagination and American culture by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another chance : postwar America, 1945-1985 by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whose fair? : experience, memory, and the history of the great St. Louis Exposition by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, based on historical accounts, artifacts, and memories of attendees, that reveal how fairgoers spent their time
Fair representations : world's fairs and the modern world by Robert W Rydell( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations of American culture by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 123 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
Common ground( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 53 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."
A directory of transportation education in American colleges and universities by James Burkhart Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flier's world by James Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 19 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 : with notices of the national manners and customs, dress, arts, etc., of the different periods by Henry Bret Ince( Book )

3 editions published between 1872 and 1884 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Burkhart Gilbert, James 1939-

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English (123)

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Redeeming culture : American religion in an age of sciencePerfect cities : Chicago's utopias of 1893Transforming faith : the sacred and secular in modern American historyMen in the middle : searching for masculinity in the 1950sRethinking Cold War cultureThe Mythmaking frame of mind : social imagination and American cultureWhose fair? : experience, memory, and the history of the great St. Louis Exposition