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Horowitz, Daniel 1938-

Works: 10 works in 77 publications in 3 languages and 6,995 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HC110.C6, 305.42092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Daniel Horowitz
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 )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
The morality of spending : attitudes toward the consumer society in America, 1875-1940 by Daniel Horowitz( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anxieties of affluence : critiques of American consumer culture, 1939-1979 by Daniel Horowitz( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member 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 )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consuming pleasures : intellectuals and popular culture in the postwar world by Daniel Horowitz( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How is it that American intellectuals, who had for 150 years worried about the deleterious effects of affluence, more recently began to emphasize pleasure, playfulness, and symbolic exchange as the essence of a vibrant consumer culture? The New York intellectuals of the 1930s rejected any serious or analytical discussion, let alone appreciation, of popular culture, which they viewed as morally questionable. Beginning in the 1950s, however, new perspectives emerged outside and within the United States that challenged this dominant thinking. Consuming Pleasures reveals how a group of writers shifted attention from condemnation to critical appreciation, critiqued cultural hierarchies and moralistic approaches, and explored the symbolic processes by which individuals and groups communicate. Historian Daniel Horowitz traces the emergence of these new perspectives through a series of intellectual biographies. With writers and readers from the United States at the center, the story begins in Western Europe in the early 1950s and ends in the early 1970s, when American intellectuals increasingly appreciated the rich inventiveness of popular culture. Drawing on sources both familiar and newly discovered, this transnational intellectual history plays familiar works off each other in fresh ways. Among those whose work is featured are Jü̈rgen Habermas, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, Walter Benjamin, C.L.R. James, David Riesman and Marshall McLuhan, Richard Hoggart, members of London's Independent Group, Stuart Hall, Paddy Whannel, Tom Wolfe, Herbert Gans, Susan Sontag, Reyner Banham, and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown."--Jacket
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 )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a decade of constant crises, perhaps the most formidable challenge that Americans faced in the 1970s was the energy shortage. An era of inexpensive and seemingly unlimited supplies of oil came to an end with the OPEC oil embargo of 1973 and strained the nation's economy for the remainder of the decade. In his "Crisis of Confidence" speech, President Jimmy Carter drew connections between America's increasing dependence on foreign oil and what he considered larger, more spiritual problems that plagued the nation. Through documents that bring together the high-level White House decision-making process and the national conversation about energy, Daniel Horowitz helps readers understand both the crises of the 1970s and the continuing relationship between American economic and foreign policy. An introduction by the editor, headnotes to documents, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography provide further support. --From publisher's description
The Italian labor movement by Daniel L Horowitz( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in Spanish and Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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Betty Friedan and the making of The feminine mystique : the American left, the cold war, and modern feminism
The morality of spending : attitudes toward the consumer society in America, 1875-1940The anxieties of affluence : critiques of American consumer culture, 1939-1979American social classes in the 1950s : selections from Vance Packard's The Status seekersJimmy Carter and the energy crisis of the 1970s : the "Crisis of confidence" speech of July 15, 1979 : a brief history with documentsJimmy Carter and the energy crisis of the 1970s the "Crisis of confidence" speech of July 15, 1979 : a brief history with documents