The Resource The Columbia history of post-World War II America, edited by Mark C. Carnes

The Columbia history of post-World War II America, edited by Mark C. Carnes

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The Columbia history of post-World War II America
Title
The Columbia history of post-World War II America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mark C. Carnes
Title variation
  • Columbia history of post-World War 2 America
  • Columbia history of post-World War two America
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every epoch bewilders those who live through it, but for Americans, the postwar era has been a time of breathtaking change and transition. With these comprehensive and engaging essays, this volume encourages readers to form a new perspective on a recent and highly debated period of American history. Contributors to this volume were chosen for their ability to conceive of topics in unconventional and provocative ways. Renowned scholars specializing in economics, foreign affairs, political science, and social and cultural history collectively reexamine the history of America since the end of World War II. Rather than divide this period into such traditional categories as "women," "television," and "politics," contributors take a cross-topical approach that emphasizes the interconnectedness of American life and society. Beginning with an analysis of cultural themes and ending with a discussion of evolving and expanding political and corporate institutions, these essays address changes in America's response to the outside world; the merging of psychological states and social patterns in memorial culture, scandal culture, and consumer culture; the intersection of social practices and governmental policies; the effect of technological change on society and politics; and the intersection of changing belief systems and technological development, among other issues. Many had feared that Orwellian institutions would crush the individual in the postwar era, but a major theme of this book is the persistence of individuality and diversity. Trends toward institutional bigness and standardization have coexisted with and sometimes have given rise to a countervailing pattern of individualizedexpression and consumption. Today Americans are exposed to more kinds of images and music, choose from an infinite variety of products, and have a range of options in terms of social and sexual arrangements. In short, they enjoy more ways to express their individuality despite the rise of immense global corporations, and this history imaginatively explores every facet of this unique American experience
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DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
E741
LC item number
.C54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carnes, Mark C.
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
  • United States
  • Kultur
  • Politik
  • Politik
  • Kultur
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
Label
The Columbia history of post-World War II America, edited by Mark C. Carnes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The spaces people share : the changing social geography of American life / Sandra Opdycke -- Drowning in pictures / Kenneth Cmiel -- Popular music and technology / Tom Collins -- Bringing it home : children, technology, and family in the postwar world / Paula S. Fass -- The culture of work / Mark C. Carnes -- The military, sport, and warrior culture / Donald J. Mrozek -- Death, mourning, and memorial culture / Michael Sherry -- The commerce of culture and criticism / George Cotkin -- Domestic containment : the downfall of postwar idealism and Left dissent, 1945-1950 / Richard Lingeman -- Without restraint : scandal and politics in America / Julian E. Zelizer -- Television, democracy, and presidential politics / Rick Shenkman -- Gender and the transformation of politics / Susan Hartmann -- Which sides are you on? Religion, sexuality, and culture-war politics / David T. Courtwright -- The new alchemy : technology, consumerism, and environmental advocacy / Andrew Kirk -- Citizenship and the problem of desire in the postwar labor and civil rights movements / Thaddeus Russell -- What price victory? American intellectuals and the problem of Cold War democracy / Michael E. Latham -- Managerial capitalism contested : government policy, culture, and corporate investment / Tony A. Freyer -- Federal education policy and politics / Maris A. Vinovskis
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 522 pages
Isbn
9780231511803
Lccn
2006034304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)74459009
  • (OCoLC)ocm74459009
Label
The Columbia history of post-World War II America, edited by Mark C. Carnes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The spaces people share : the changing social geography of American life / Sandra Opdycke -- Drowning in pictures / Kenneth Cmiel -- Popular music and technology / Tom Collins -- Bringing it home : children, technology, and family in the postwar world / Paula S. Fass -- The culture of work / Mark C. Carnes -- The military, sport, and warrior culture / Donald J. Mrozek -- Death, mourning, and memorial culture / Michael Sherry -- The commerce of culture and criticism / George Cotkin -- Domestic containment : the downfall of postwar idealism and Left dissent, 1945-1950 / Richard Lingeman -- Without restraint : scandal and politics in America / Julian E. Zelizer -- Television, democracy, and presidential politics / Rick Shenkman -- Gender and the transformation of politics / Susan Hartmann -- Which sides are you on? Religion, sexuality, and culture-war politics / David T. Courtwright -- The new alchemy : technology, consumerism, and environmental advocacy / Andrew Kirk -- Citizenship and the problem of desire in the postwar labor and civil rights movements / Thaddeus Russell -- What price victory? American intellectuals and the problem of Cold War democracy / Michael E. Latham -- Managerial capitalism contested : government policy, culture, and corporate investment / Tony A. Freyer -- Federal education policy and politics / Maris A. Vinovskis
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 522 pages
Isbn
9780231511803
Lccn
2006034304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)74459009
  • (OCoLC)ocm74459009

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