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Daring To Be Bad

Author : Alice Echols
ISBN : 0816617872
Genre : Social Science
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"A fine introduction to the bold, contentious, complicated women who categorically refused to be good little girls, and thereby changed the way our culture defines male-female relations".--Voice Literary Supplement.
Category: Social Science

American Anti Nuclear Activism 1975 1990

Author : K. Harvey
ISBN : 9781137432841
Genre : History
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Looking at national peace organizations alongside lesser-known protest collectives, this book argues that anti-nuclear activists encountered familiar challenges common to other social movements of the late twentieth century.
Category: History

Die Ordnung Des Sozialen

Author : Jürgen Martschukat
ISBN : 9783593419572
Genre : History
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Aus einem völlig neuen Blickwinkel präsentiert Jürgen Martschukat die Geschichte der USA. Er schildert zentrale Themen wie die Sklaverei, die Besiedelung des Westens, die Einwanderung aus Europa oder die Große Depression anhand einzelner Familien. Dabei stehen vor allem die Väter im Mittelpunkt. Jedes Kapitel zoomt nah an die Personen heran: an den Sklavenvater, der nur einen Teil seiner Familie freikaufen kann, an das Mädchen, das mit seinem Vater gen Westen aufbricht, oder an den Arbeitslosen, der die Aufgabe des Ernährers an seine Frau abgeben muss. Diese Geschichten fügen sich zu einem historischen Gesamtbild, das Menschen in vielfältigen Lebensentwürfen darstellt. Und doch, so zeigt sich, war das familiäre Ideal vom männlichen Ernährer und der Hausfrau und Mutter stets präsent. So wurde und wird mittels der Familie eine Ordnung des Sozialen hergestellt, an der die Menschen auf unterschiedliche Weise teilhaben - eine Erkenntnis, die den Kern amerikanischer Geschichte und Gegenwart offenlegt.
Category: History

Dad On Tv

Author : Andre Dechert
ISBN : 9783110571295
Genre : History
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Andre Dechert wirft in seiner Monographie einen neuen Blick auf die Aushandlung von Familienwerten in den USA der 1980er und frühen 1990er Jahre – einen Zeitraum der US-amerikanischen Geschichte, der in der frühen Forschung zunächst allgemein als Phase einer Re-Traditionalisierung beschrieben worden ist. Erst in jüngerer Vergangenheit wird vermehrt dafür plädiert, diesen Zeitraum auch im Kontext fortschreitender Wandelsprozesse der 1960er und 1970er Jahre in den Blick zu nehmen. Anhand von Debatten um die Vaterschafts- und Familienkonzepte der Sitcoms Love, Sidney, The Cosby Show und Murphy Brown, die in der medienvermittelten US-amerikanischen Öffentlichkeit Aufmerksamkeit fanden, zeigt Dechert auf, dass die 1980er und frühen 1990er Jahre als komplexe Phase gesellschaftlichen Wandels zu beschreiben sind. Während das Modell der Kernfamilie im Zuge sozialer Bewegungen wie dem Gay Rights Movement, dem Civil Rights Movement oder dem Second Wave Feminism herausgefordert und kritisch hinterfragt wurde, wirkte es dennoch als das weithin etablierte US-amerikanische Familienideal. Im Spiegel von Decherts Monographie erscheint nicht nur die Sitcom als bedeutender Aushandlungsort von Familienwerten, auch die 1980er und frühen 1990er Jahre erscheinen als bedeutende Phase für die Aushandlung von Familienwerten in den USA, in denen das Kernfamilienideal für Minoritäten geöffnet worden ist.
Category: History

Marked Men

Author : Sally Robinson
ISBN : 9780231500364
Genre : Literary Criticism
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White men still hold most of the political and economic cards in the United States; yet stories about wounded and traumatized men dominate popular culture. Why are white men jumping on the victim bandwagon? Examining novels by Philip Roth, John Updike, James Dickey, John Irving, and Pat Conroy and such films as Deliverance, Misery, and Dead Poets Society—as well as other writings, including The Closing of the American Mind—Sally Robinson argues that white men are tempted by the possibilities of pain and the surprisingly pleasurable tensions that come from living in crisis.
Category: Literary Criticism

Perversion For Profit

Author : Whitney Strub
ISBN : 9780231520157
Genre : Social Science
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While America is not alone in its ambivalence toward sex and its depictions, the preferences of the nation swing sharply between toleration and censure. This pattern has grown even more pronounced since the 1960s, with the emergence of the New Right and its attack on the "floodtide of filth" that was supposedly sweeping the nation. Antipornography campaigns became the New Right's political capital in the 1960s, laying the groundwork for the "family values" agenda that shifted the country to the right. Perversion for Profit traces the anatomy of this trend and the crucial function of pornography in constructing the New Right agenda, which has emphasized social issues over racial and economic inequality. Conducting his own extensive research, Whitney Strub vividly recreates the debates over obscenity that consumed members of the ACLU in the 1950s and revisits the deployment of obscenity charges against purveyors of gay erotica during the cold war, revealing the differing standards applied to heterosexual and homosexual pornography. He follows the rise of the influential Citizens for Decent Literature during the 1960s and the pivotal events that followed: the sexual revolution, feminist activism, the rise of the gay rights movement, the "porno chic" moment of the early 1970s, and resurgent Christian conservatism, which now shapes public policy far beyond the issue of sexual decency. Strub also examines the ways in which the left failed to mount a serious or sustained counterattack to the New Right's use of pornography as a political tool. As he demonstrates, this failure put the Democratic Party at the mercy of Republican rhetoric. In placing debates about pornography at the forefront of American postwar history, Strub revolutionizes our understanding of sex and American politics.
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In Love And Struggle

Author : Margaretta Jolly
ISBN : 9780231510752
Genre : Social Science
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Winner of the 2009 Feminist and Women's Studies Association Book Prize Do you think I can be a feminist mother? Did I make you and your kisses up in my mind? Will you join our military protest at the gate? Will you feed the kids when I'm in prison? Are you able to forgive me for breaking off this correspondence because you are a man? During the women's movement of the 1970s and 1980s, feminists in the United States and Britain reinvented the image of the woman letter writer. Symbolically tearing up the love letter to an absent man, they wrote passionate letters to one another, exploring questions of sexuality, separatism, and strategy. These texts speak of the new interest women began to feel in one another and the new demands and disappointments these relationships would create. Margaretta Jolly provides the first cultural study of these letters, charting the evolution of feminist political consciousness from the height of the women's movement to today's e-mail networks. Jolly uncovers the passionate, contradictory emotions of both politics and letter writing and sets out the theory behind them as a fragile yet persistent ideal of care ethics, women's love, and epistolary art. She follows several compelling feminist relationships sustained through writing and confronts the mixed messages of the "open letter," which complicated political relations between women (such as Audre Lorde's "Open Letter to Mary Daly," which called out white feminists for their implicit racism). Jolly recovers the unsung literature of lesbianism and feminist romance, examines the ambivalent feelings within mother-daughter correspondences, and considers letter-writing campaigns during the peace movement. She concludes with a discussion of the ethical dilemma surrounding care versus autonomy and the meaning behind the burning or saving of letters. Letters that chart love stories, letters stowed away in attics, letters burnt at the end of romances, bittersweet letters written but never sent... this fascinating glimpse into women's intimate archives illuminates one of feminism's central concerns that all relationships are political and uniquely recasts a social movement in very emotional terms.
Category: Social Science

Shrinking Violets And Caspar Milquetoasts

Author : Patricia McDaniel
ISBN : 9780814761212
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Since World War II Americans’ attitudes towards shyness have changed. The women’s movement and the sexual revolution raised questions about communication, self-expression, intimacy, and personality, leading to new concerns about shyness. At the same time, the growth of psychotherapy and the mental health industry brought shyness to the attention of professionals who began to regard it as an illness in need of a cure. But what is shyness? How is it related to gender, race, and class identities? And what does its stigmatization say about our culture? In Shrinking Violets and Caspar Milquetoasts, Patricia McDaniel tells the story of shyness. Using popular self-help books and magazine articles she shows how prevailing attitudes toward shyness frequently work to disempower women. She draws on evidence as diverse as 1950s views of shyness as a womanly virtue to contemporary views of shyness as a barrier to intimacy to highlight how cultural standards governing shyness reproduce and maintain power differences between and among women and men.
Category: Social Science

The Queer Renaissance

Author : Robert McRuer
ISBN : 0814755542
Genre : Literary Criticism
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2013 Honorable Mention, Asian American Studies Association's prize in Literary Studies Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters appear in African American literary works in the early twentieth century?Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. In this nuanced study, Julia H. Lee argues that the diversity and ambiguity that characterize these textual moments radically undermine the popular notion that the history of Afro-Asian relations can be reduced to a monolithic, media-friendly narrative, whether of cooperation or antagonism. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Younghill Kang, Interracial Encounters foregrounds how these reciprocal representations emerged from the nation’s pervasive pairing of the figure of the “Negro” and the “Asiatic” in oppositional, overlapping, or analogous relationships within a wide variety of popular, scientific, legal, and cultural discourses. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context.
Category: Literary Criticism

The American Pageant

Author : David M. Kennedy
ISBN : 9781111831431
Genre : History
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THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The Fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional pedagogical features make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following options: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition (Chapters 1-42); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-42). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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