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Horowitz, Daniel 1938-

Works: 22 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 9,095 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  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 )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,154 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 )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 847 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 )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 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 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 330 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 )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 307 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
Happier? : the history of a cultural movement that aspired to transform America by Daniel Horowitz( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a cultural movement that began to take shape in the mid-twentieth century erupted into mainstream American culture in the late 1990s, it brough to the fore the idea that it is as important to improve one's own sense of emotional well-being as it is to manage depression and anxiety. Cultural historian Daniel Horowitz's research reveals that this change happened in the context of key events. World War II, the Holocaust, post-war prosperity, the rise of counter-culture, the crises of the 1970s, the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and the prime ministerships of Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron provided the important forces shaping the development of the field today known as positive psychology. Happier? provides the first history of the origins, development, and impact of the way Americans - and now many around the world - shifted from mental illness to well-being as they pondered the human condition. This change, which came about from the fusing of knowledge drawn from Eastern spiritual traditions, behavioral economics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and cognitive psychology, has been led by popularizers, scholars, and academic entrepreneurs, as they wrestled with the implications of political events and forces such as neoliberalism and cultural conservatism, and a public eager for self-improvement. Linking the development of happiness studies and positive psychology with a broad series of social changes, including the emergence of new media and technologies like TED talks, blogs, web sites, and neuroscience, as well as the role of evangelical ministers, Oprah Winfrey's enterprises, and funding from government agencies and private foundations, Horowitz highlights the transfer of specialized knowledge into popular arenas. Along the way he shows how marketing triumphed, transforming academic disciplines and spirituality into saleable products. Ultimately, Happier? illuminates how positive psychology, one of the most influential academic fields of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, infused American culture with captivating promsies for a happier society. -- from dust jacket
Anatomy of a disaster : explosion at BP Texas City refinery March 23, 2005( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergency in Apex : hazardous waste fire and community evacuation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emergency in Apex" concerns the hazardous waste facility fire and explosions that occured October 5, 2006, in Apex, North Carolina
Daniel Horowitz, author, "Betty Friedan and the making of The feminine mystique." by Daniel Horowitz( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Horowitz talked about his book, Betty Friedan and the making of The feminine mystique, which is about the development of Friedan's feminist outlook. At Smith College, Northampton, Mass., Nov. 12, 1998
Alma mater : [and] The morality of spending( Recording )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helen Horowitz discusses her book about women's colleges from their 19th-century beginnings to the 1930s. Daniel Horowitz discusses his book about intellectural response to consumerism
History, science, and gender ; Alma mater ; and, The morality of spending( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member 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
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 WorldCat member library worldwide

American social classes in the 1950s : selections from Vance Packard's The Status seekers by Vance Packard( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member 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( 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
On the cusp : the Yale College class of 1960 and a world on the verge of change by Daniel Horowitz( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction. On the Cusp in 1960 -- 1. Think Yiddish -- 2. Dress British -- 3. In White America -- 4. Africa -- 5. Becoming an Academic Man -- 6. Recasting Gender in a Masculine World -- 7. Political Engagement in an Apolitical World -- 8. It all Comes Together -- 9. Postpartum Politics -- Conclusion. Looking Backward -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Index -- Photographs -- About the Author -- Back Cover
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Betty Friedan and the making of The feminine mystique : the American left, the cold war, and modern feminism
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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