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Horowitz, Daniel 1938-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 106 publications in 3 languages and 6,460 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HQ1413.F75, 305.42092
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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 ( )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,765 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."--BOOK JACKET
The morality of spending : attitudes toward the consumer society in America, 1875-1940 by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 911 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 833 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 )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 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
Consuming pleasures : intellectuals and popular culture in the postwar world by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 465 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."--book jacket
American social classes in the 1950s : selections from Vance Packard's The Status seekers by Vance Packard ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 317 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 by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 267 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
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 68 WorldCat member 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 18 WorldCat member 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 8 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
Breakdown and bereavement by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Insight into industrialization : American conceptions of economic development and mechanization, 1865-1910 by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
3 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Geschichten des Jecheskel Fajermann by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia del movimiento obrero italiano : del anarco-sindicalismo al neofascismo by Daniel L Horowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consuming Pleasures ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Israeli Army, 1948-1973 by Edward Luttwak ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alma mater ; The morality of spending ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
Der Onkel Arthur : Stück für 1 Schauspieler und 4 Puppen ; nach Gabriel Dagan by Daniel Horowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 2 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
The Israeli Army by Edward Luttwak ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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German (2)
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