American Half Century

American Half Century : Postwar Culture and Politics in the USA

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An eclectic look at mass media and popular culture from contributors including Bell Hooks, Noam Chomsky and Manning Marable. "One Step Forward" traces radical politics and culture in the US through the Cold War, the swinging sixties and the conservative era of Reagan and Bush. It assesses the main oppositional movements such as the civil rights, women's liberation and peace protestors, their position at the margins, their influence and their legacies. Contributions include: Todd Gitlin on "1968: The Two Cultures"; Jeffrey Walsh on "The Radical Muse: US poetry from Allen Ginsberg to Adrienne Rich"; Bell Hooks on "Black Women's Literature"; Kevin Carragee on "US Media and Popular Culture" and Noam Chomsky on "The Nineties and Beyond".
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Product details

  • Hardback | 301 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 25.4mm | 552g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745305008
  • 9780745305004

Table of contents

The Cold War and the culture of resistance; so that the dead may not be killed again: on Mailer and Doctorow; the deep immortal wish: radicalism and modern American poetry; the world turned upside down; the meaning of the sixties; students, capital and multiversity: from Berkely to Livingstone; side saddle on the golden calf: American pop music and pop music culture; looking backward and forward: feminism and motherhood; black women: constructing the revolutionary subject; Malcolm X and the continuing crisis in Black America.
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