Horowitz, Daniel 1938-
Most widely held works by Daniel Horowitz
Betty Friedan and the making of The feminine mystique : the American left, the cold war, and modern feminism by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,835 libraries worldwide
The morality of spending : attitudes toward the consumer society in America, 1875-1940 by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
The anxieties of affluence : critiques of American consumer culture, 1939-1979 by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
"This book charts the reactions of prominent American writers to the unprecedented prosperity of the decades following World War II. It begins with an examination of Lewis Mumford's wartime call for "democratic" consumption and concludes with an analysis of the origins of President Jimmy Carter's "malaise" speech of 1979. Between these bookends, Daniel Horowitz documents a broad range of competing views, each in its own way reflective of a deep-seated ambivalence toward consumer culture - a persistent but shifting tension between a commitment to self-restraint and the pursuit of personal satisfaction through the acquisition of commercial goods and experiences." "In his final chapter, Horowitz examines the writings of three leading intellectuals - Daniel Bell, Robert N. Bellah, and Christopher Lasch - whose views shaped President Carter's response to the energy crisis of the 1970s. An epilogue carries the story forward to the turn of the new century, when Americans found themselves grappling with the political and cultural implications of a new wave of prosperity."--Jacket.
Vance Packard & American social criticism by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Vance Packard's number-one bestsellers - Hidden Persuaders (1957), Status Seekers (1959), and Waste Makers (1960) - taught the generation of Americans that came of age in the late 1950s and early 1960s about the dangers posed by advertising, social climbing, and planned obsolescence. Like Betty Friedan and William H. Whyte, Jr., Packard (1914- ) is a journalist who played an influential role as the largely complacent 1950s gave way to the tumultuous 1960s. He is also one of the first social critics to foster and to benefit from the newly energized social and political consciousness of this period. Raised on a Pennsylvania farm, shaped by the New Deal at home and the rise of fascism abroad, and trained as a journalist, Packard turned to writing nonfiction books when he faced unemployment in 1956. In addition to his three best-known early works, his later books explore many of the forces shaping America, including invasion of privacy, changing sexual mores, the uprooting of families, and the rise of the ultra rich in the Reagan era. The titles of Packard's most famous works have become a part of our everyday vocabulary. Based in part on interviews with Packard, Daniel Horowitz's intellectual biography focuses on the period during which Packard wrote his major works of social criticism. Horowitz also traces the influence of the writer's early family life and education on his thought. Packard's life illuminates the dilemmas of a freelance social critic without inherited wealth or academic affiliation: the tension between making a living and sustaining independence; the problems posed by a dramatically fluctuating royalty income; and the impact of changing relationships with audience, publishers, intellectuals, academics, and new media such as television and the New Journalism. Packard's career also expands our understanding of how one era helped create the next, underscoring how the adversarial 1960s drew on the mass culture of the previous decade.
American social classes in the 1950s : selections from Vance Packard's The Status seekers by Vance Packard ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Jimmy Carter and the energy crisis of the 1970s : the "Crisis of confidence" speech of July 15, 1979 : a brief history with documents ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
The materials in this reader focus on a series of topics that are of interest to students of history and politics. First, the documents highlight the difficulties a president has when he tries to rally the nation around an issue that he understands to be vital but that eludes most Americans, especially when the immediacy of the crisis fades. The problems Carter faced underscore the question of how it is possible to provide effective leadership when the news a president brings is negative and, moreover, hits people in their pocketbooks. Carter's presidency makes us ponder what happens when a political system wrestles with difficult issues at the same time the system itself is not working effectively. In this reader, the voices of Carter's opponents - both Republicans and Democrats - offer a dynamic sense of the major transformations in American politics of the era: the emergence of irreconcilable tensions within the Democratic party and the shift of power and national leadership to the Republicans.... Second, the documents in this collection, many of them from White House files, enable students to peer over the shoulders of the president and his advisers as they engaged in debates at a critical juncture in U.S. history.... Third, this collection of documents gives readers an in-depth look at an enduring tension within American politics - the way in which economic growth continually bumps up against limits imposed by the natural environment.... Fourth, this collection explores the challenges posed to the autonomy of a world power when it is confronted by the decisions of the oil producers in OPEC ... with all the national and foreign policy issues that these involve.... Finally, this book highlights the role of intellectuals in shaping national policy and the conflicts inherent in a situation where they counsel a president who takes their ideas seriously, especially when those ideas evoke a problematic, pessimistic vision of a nation in decline. -Pref.
Betty Friedan and the making of The feminine mystique : the American left, the cold war, and modern feminism with a new preface by the author by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Drawing on an impressive body of new research-including Friedan's own papers-Horowitz traces the development of Friedan's feminist outlook from her childhood in Peoria, Illinois, through her wartime years at Smith College and Berkeley, to her decade-long career as a writer for two of the period's most radical labor journals, the Federated Press and the United Electrical Workers' UE News. He further shows that even after she married and began to raise a family, Friedan continued during the 1950s to write and work on behalf of a wide range of progressive social causes. By resituating Friedan within a broader cultural context, and by offering a fresh reading of The Feminine Mystique against that background, Horowitz not only overturns conventional ideas about "second-wave" feminism but also reveals long submerged links to its past.
Jimmy Carter and the energy crisis of the 1970s : a brief history with documents by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Anatomy of a disaster explosion at BP Texas City refinery March 23, 2005 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Anatomy of a disaster tells the story of one of the worst industrial accidents in recent U.S. history -- the March 23, 2005 explosion at the BP refinery in Texas city, Texas, which killed 15 workers, injured 180 others, and caused billions of dollars in economic losses."--container.
Insight into industrialization : American conceptions of economic development and mechanization, 1865-1910 by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Alma mater : [and] The morality of spending ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
H. Horowitz discusses her book Alma mater, on the history of women's colleges. D. Horowitz discusses his book The morality of spending, about the response of intellectuals to the emergence of consumerism in the United States.
Emergency in Apex hazardous waste fire and community evacuation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Emergency in Apex" concerns the hazardous waste facility fire and explosions that occured October 5, 2006, in Apex, North Carolina.
Daniel Horowitz research collection on Vance Packard, 1935-1996 by Daniel Horowitz ( )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Daniel Horowitz research collection on Vance Packard dates from 1935 to 1996 and consists of notes, biographical documents annotated by Vance Packard, correspondence, and interview recordings and transcripts that Horowitz created in the process of researching his book, Vance Packard and American Social Criticism (1994). The collection includes biographical materials that Vance Packard supplied and annotated, describing his childhood, schooling, early career, and some details of his personal life. The collection also contains Vance Packard's articles about socialism and articles written by others about his views on socialism. A large portion of the collection consists of Horowitz's letters asking for details about Packard's life. The correspondents include Packard, his family members, friends from his student days, colleagues from his time working on American Magazine, and his neighbors. Correspondence with his friends and family members describe his personality, political allegiances, and other influences on the development of his ideas. Another group of letters concerns the reaction of academic sociologists (such as Seymour Lipset) to Vance Packard's ideas and his success as a social critic. The collection also includes interviews Horowitz conducted with Packard and others. Interview materials include Horowitz's notes, audio recordings, and transcripts of interviews. Interviewees include: sociologists Gilbert Nass, Gary Marx, and Gerald Green who were influenced by Vance Packard; and Raymond Mack, a sociologist whom Packard had interviewed. Other interviewees knew Packard through publishing venues. In this category are Carolyn Anthony, John Tebbel, and in particular Packard's copy editor, Kacy Tebbel. Martha Winch and her husband worked with Packard on his book The Status Seekers; Arthur Tornhill of Little Brown Press knew Packard personally; Jack Long and Peter Mass worked with Packard at the American Magazine. They and others from the advertising industry, such as Alvin Achenbaum, provide background information on Packard's years as a journalist, and issues concerning professional journalism. Interviews with Tom and Helen Maley, Packard's son Randall, and daughter Cindy Packard Richmond reveal Packard the private individual. Finally, the collection includes twenty-two photographs of Packard, family, and friends, plus twenty photographic reproductions of advertisements and comics that illustrate how thoroughly Packard's views on American society penetrated popular culture.
Papers, 1922-1996 (inclusive) by Daniel Horowitz ( )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Collection includes one typed letter signed to Mary Maples Dunn, director of the Schlesinger Library, concerning his research on Betty Friedan, 1995, and one enclosure, 1983. Also photocopies of research material on Friedan, including real estate records, city directories, a photograph of Friedan's childhood house, and high school publications in which her writings appear, etc.
The birth of a salesman : Ernest Dichter and the objects of desire by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The meaning of city biographies : New Haven in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jimmy Carter and the energy crisis of the 1970s the "crisis of confidence" speech of July 15, 1979 : a brief history with documents by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Storia del movimento sindacale in Italia by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Insight into industrialization : American conceptions of economic developments and mechanization, 1865-1910 by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
History, science, and gender; Alma mater ; and, The morality of spending ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Side A. Discusses whether gender determines viewpoint in the writing of history and practice of science, and the question of objectivity verses subjective interpretation in these disciplines.
Affluent consumers--Psychology Archives Biography BP (Firm) Carter, Jimmy,--1924- Connecticut--New Haven Consumer behavior--Psychological aspects Consumers Consumers--Attitudes Consumption (Economics) Consumption (Economics)--Moral and ethical aspects Consumption (Economics)--Psychological aspects Consumption (Economics)--Public opinion Dichter, Ernest,--1907-1991 Economic history Economic history--Public opinion Economics Energy policy Energy policy--Public opinion Feminism Feminists Friedan, Betty Hazardous waste treatment facilities Historiography History Horowitz, Daniel,--1938- Industrial accidents--Investigation Industrialization Intellectuals--Attitudes Journalists Motivation research (Marketing) North Carolina--Apex Packard, Vance,--1914-1996 Petroleum refineries--Accidents Political and social views Political science Power resources Public opinion Science--Methodology Social classes Social history Social reformers--Attitudes Sources Texas--Texas City United States Wealth--Public opinion Women's colleges Women--Education Women--Historiography