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Recasting America : culture and politics in the age of cold war

Lary May
"The freshness of the authors' approaches . . . is salutary. . . . The collection is stimulating and valuable." Joan Shelley Rubin, "Journal of American History""
Print Book, English, 1989
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1989
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x, 310 p. : il. ; 24 cm
9780226511757, 9780226511764, 0226511758, 0226511766
Introduction -- Lary May Part One: Toward a Theory of Postwar America 1. Did Success Spoil the United States? Dual Representations in Postwar America -- Warren Sussman, with the assistance of Edward Griffin 2. A Matter of Taste: Corporate Cultural Hegemony in a Mass-Consumption Society -- Jackson Lears Part Two: The Intellectual Reorientation 3. The Reconstruction of Progress: Charles Beard, Richard Hofstadter, and Postwar Historical Thought -- David W. Noble 4. The Politics of Social Science in Postwar America -- Terence Ball 5. A Life of Learning -- Carl E. Shorske Part Three: The Making of Cold War Culture 6. Gideon's Trumpet: Sounding the Retreat from Legal Realism -- Norman L. Rosenberg 7. Movie Star Politics: The Screen Actors' Guild, Cultural Conversion, and the Hollywood Red Scare -- Lary May 8. Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb -- Elaine Tyler May 9. Ranch-House Suburbia: Ideals and Realities -- Clifford E. Clark, Jr. Part Four: The Search for Alternatives: Art, Minorities, and Popular Culture 10. The Art of Cultural Politics: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism -- Erika Doss 11. Things to Come: Swing Bands, Bebop, and the Rise of a Postwar Jazz Scene -- Lewis A. Erenberg 12. To the Battle Royal: Ralph Ellison and the Quest for Black Leadership in Postwar America -- John S. Wright 13. Land of a Thousand Dances: Youth, Minorities, and the Rise of Rock and Roll -- George Lipsitz 14. The Irony of American Culture Abroad: Austria and the Cold War -- Reinhold Wagnleitner Tabla de contenido