The Resource Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America, Elizabeth Fraterrigo

Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America, Elizabeth Fraterrigo

Label
Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America
Title
Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Fraterrigo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Playboy was more than a magazine filled with pictures of nude women and advice on how to mix the perfect martini. Indeed, the magazine's vision of sexual liberation, high living, and "the good life" came to define mainstream images of postwar life. In exploring the history of America's most widely read and influential men's magazine, Elizabeth Fraterrigo hones in on the values, style, and gender formulations put forth in its pages and how they gained widespread currency in American culture. She shows that for Hugh Hefner, the "good life" meant the freedom to choose a lifestyle, and the one he promoted was the "playboy life," in which expensive goods and sexually available women were plentiful, obligations were few, and if one worked hard enough, one could enjoy abundant leisure and consumption. In support of this view, Playboy attacked early marriage, traditional gender arrangements, and sanctions against premarital sex, challenging the conservatism of family-centered postwar society. And despite the magazine's ups and downs, significant features of this "playboy life" have become engrained in American society
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fraterrigo, Elizabeth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4900.P5
LC item number
F73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Playboy Enterprises
  • United States
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • USA
  • Social change
  • Arts and society
  • Liberalism
  • Playboy (tijdschrift)
  • Sociale verandering
  • Sekserol
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Kulturleben
  • Lebensstil
  • Mann
Label
Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America, Elizabeth Fraterrigo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-286) and index
Contents
"We aren't a 'family magazine'": sex, gender, and the family ideal in postwar America -- "Work hard and play hard, too": modern living and the morality of the Playboy life -- Pads and penthouses: Playboy's urban answer to suburbanization -- The ideal (play)mate: gender, the workplace, and the single girl -- "For us it is the good life": the ascendant Playboy life -- "Casualties of the lifestyle revolution": Playboy, the permissive society and women's liberation
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 295 p.
Isbn
9780199832453
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009011643
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)316027977
  • (OCoLC)ocn316027977
Label
Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America, Elizabeth Fraterrigo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-286) and index
Contents
"We aren't a 'family magazine'": sex, gender, and the family ideal in postwar America -- "Work hard and play hard, too": modern living and the morality of the Playboy life -- Pads and penthouses: Playboy's urban answer to suburbanization -- The ideal (play)mate: gender, the workplace, and the single girl -- "For us it is the good life": the ascendant Playboy life -- "Casualties of the lifestyle revolution": Playboy, the permissive society and women's liberation
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 295 p.
Isbn
9780199832453
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009011643
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)316027977
  • (OCoLC)ocn316027977

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