The seventies in America

Author: John C. Super,Tracy Irons-Georges

Publisher: Salem Pr Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 1107

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Entries describe the decade's events, musical groups and performers, authors, political groups, movies, and literature, each assessing the topic's impact and tracing subsequent events.

The Seventies

The Great Shift in American culture, Society, and Politics

Author: Bruce J. Schulman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743219481

Category: History

Page: 352

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Most of us think of the 1970s as an "in-between" decade, the uninspiring years that happened to fall between the excitement of the 1960s and the Reagan Revolution. A kitschy period summed up as the "Me Decade," it was the time of Watergate and the end of Vietnam, of malaise and gas lines, but of nothing revolutionary, nothing with long-lasting significance. In the first full history of the period, Bruce Schulman, a rising young cultural and political historian, sweeps away misconception after misconception about the 1970s. In a fast-paced, wide-ranging, and brilliant reexamination of the decade's politics, culture, and social and religious upheaval, he argues that the Seventies were one of the most important of the postwar twentieth-century decades. The Seventies witnessed a profound shift in the balance of power in American politics, economics, and culture, all driven by the vast growth of the Sunbelt. Country music, a southern silent majority, a boom in "enthusiastic" religion, and southern California New Age movements were just a few of the products of the new demographics. Others were even more profound: among them, public life as we knew it died a swift death. The Seventies offers a masterly reconstruction of high and low culture, of public events and private lives, of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Evel Knievel, est, Nixon, Carter, and Reagan. From The Godfather and Network to the Ramones and Jimmy Buffett; from Billie jean King and Bobby Riggs to Phyllis Schlafly and NOW; from Proposition 13 to the Energy Crisis; here are all the names, faces, and movements that once filled our airwaves, and now live again. The Seventies is powerfully argued, compulsively readable, and deeply provocative.

Neunzehnhundertachtundsechzig

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453600393

Category: History, Modern

Page: 460

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Tet-Offensive in Vietnam, Antikriegsbewegung, Prager Frühling, Rassenunruhen in Amerika und Notstandsgesetze in Deutschland, Pariser Mai und Demonstrationen polnischer und italienischer, mexikanischer und japanischer Studenten. Abbie Hoffman in New York,

Sexus und Herrschaft

Die Tyrannei des Mannes in unserer Gesellschaft

Author: Kate Millett

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462411209

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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»Sexus und Herrschaft« ist Kate Milletts erstes Buch. Es erschien 1969 und machte die Autorin über Nacht berühmt. Übersetzungen in zahlreiche Sprachen folgten. Kate Millett stellt in ihrem Buch die These auf, daß Sexualität ein politisches Instrument ist und der Koitus, die scheinbar intimste Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern, dem Patriarchat zur Unterdrückung und Demütigung der Frau dient. Als Beleg für ihre These analysiert sie die Werke von Autoren wie D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, Jean Genet. Das Buch gehört seit seinem Erscheinen zu den Standardwerken der Frauenbewegung.

The Eighties in America

Author: Milton Berman

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587654213

Category: History

Page: 1178

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Reagan, AIDS, the Challenger disaster... The 1980s were a pivotal time. Examine the iconic personalities, issues, and moments of the decade.

America in the Seventies

Author: Stephanie A. Slocum-Schaffer

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629733

Category: History

Page: 226

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This work explores the cultural and social developments of the USA during the 1970s and offers a survey of both 1970s popular culture and political, economic, and military developments. Central to the text is the belief that the 1970s were a time of betrayal and loss for the USA.

America in the seventies

Author: Beth L. Bailey,Dave Farber

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 246

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Tucked between the activist Sixties and the conservative Eighties lies a largely misunderstood and still underappreciated decade. Now nine leading scholars of postwar America offer a revealing look at the Seventies and their rightful place in the epic narrative of American history. This is the first major work to relate the economic decline and cultural despair of the Seventies to the creative efforts that would reshape American society. Dogged by economic and political crises at home and foreign policy failures abroad, Americans responded to a growing sense of uncertainty in a variety of ways. Some explored the new freedoms promised by the social change movements of the late Sixties. Some challenged the technological verities that ruled corporate America. Others sought to create autonomous zones in the ruins of decaying cities or on the bleak landscape of anomic suburbia. And, against a backdrop of massive economic dislocation and bicentennial celebrations, many Americans struggled to redefine patriotism and the meaning of the American dream. Focusing on how Americans made sense of their changing world by analyzing such sources as film, popular music, use of public space, advertising campaigns, and patriot rituals, these essays interweave the themes of economic transformation, identity reconfiguration, and cultural uncertainty. The contributors cover such topics as the public's increasing mistrust of government, the reshaping of working-class identity, and the tensions between the ideological and economic origins of changing gender roles. From existential despair in popular culture to the reactions of youth subcultures, these provocative articles plot the lives of Americans strugglingto redefine themselves as their nation moved into an uncertain future. Together they recapture the essence and spirit of that era--for those who lived it and for curious readers who have come of age since then and struggle t

A Chronicle of Wasted Time

America in the Seventies

Author: Frederick R. Karl

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781401058975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 556

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A Chronicle of Wasted Time is a cultural history of the 1970s in America. It presupposes that the Seventies had a distinct character, although it cannot be so sharply defined as the Sixties or Eighties. A book on the Seventies joins almost innumerable unresolved elements, and what troubled that decade continues to trouble us. The difficult part is that these troubling elements do not connect, so that a continuous narrative is often impossible to maintain. Yet there was something like a "culture" of the Seventies, however disconnected the parts. That culture is the theme of the book.

The 1970s

Author: Kelly Boyer Sagert

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313339196

Category: History

Page: 261

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Covering the turbulent decade that ushered in Ms. magazine, Mood rings, Studio 54, Stephen King horror novels, and granola, this compelling book chronicles the significant changes in our country during the "Me Decade" of the 1970s.

American Culture in the 1970s

Author: Will Kaufman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631534

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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The 1970s was one of the most culturally vibrant periods in American history. This book discusses the dominant cultural forms of the 1970s - fiction and poetry; television and drama; film and visual culture; popular music and style; public space and spectacle - and the decade's most influential practitioners and texts: from Toni Morrison to All in the Family, from Diane Arbus to Bruce Springsteen, from M.A.S.H. to Taxi Driver and from disco divas to Vietnam protesters. In response to those who consider the seventies the time of disco, polyester and narcissism, this book rewrites the critical engagement with one of America's most misunderstood decades.Key Features*Focused case studies featuring key texts and influential writers, artists, directors and musicians*Chronology of 1970s American Culture*Bibliographies for each chapter and a general bibliography on 1970s Culture*14 black-and-white illustrations

A Private Choice

Abortion in America in the Seventies

Author: John Thomas Noonan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 244

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Assesses the legal, medical, and moral implications of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, charging that the Court subverted the law for extralegal purposes

Connecting the Dots

A Social Work Academician’S Memoir of Intellectual and Career Development

Author: Richard K. Caputo

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480852902

Category: Social Science

Page: 514

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Richard K. Caputo, an under-the-radar social work scholar, shares lessons about finding his voice as a scholar, overcoming obstacles, and navigating the rigors and expectations of academia in this memoir. From his days as an undergraduate to a graduate student; from being a paraprofessional at Arizona State Hospital and Division of Behavioral Health Services to a professional social worker at a family service agency then known as United Charities of Chicago; and from an agency-based professional to an academic, he reveals the trials, tribulations, and tradeoffs that went with each transition. He also pays homage to the mentors that helped him succeed in his various roles, including being a junior faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, a continuing contract faculty member at the Barry University School of Social Work, and finally as a tenured faculty member at the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Join the author as he chronicles his journey navigating the political and social environment from the 1960s through the 2010s and juggling the demands of university life in Connecting the Dots.

Wie man die Welt verändert

Über Marx und den Marxismus

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446240721

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Wer glaubt, Karl Marx sei tot, der irrt. Die Krise des kapitalistischen Systems hat neues Interesse an seinen Ideen geweckt. Eric Hobsbawm, seit seiner Jugend überzeugter Marxist, zeigt, was wir noch heute von Marx lernen können. Ein Leben lang hat sich der Historiker aus Großbritannien mit den Widersprüchen beschäftigt, die seit der Finanzkrise selbst liberale Ökonomen am Weltbild eines schlichten Kapitalismus zweifeln lassen. Hobsbawms neues Buch zeigt, wie der Marxismus in den letzten 150 Jahren die angeblich alternativlosen Regeln der kapitalistischen Wirtschaft in Frage gestellt und widerlegt hat. In Hobsbawm hat Marx seinen souveränen Interpreten für das 21. Jahrhundert gefunden.

American Hour

Author: Os Guinness

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439105987

Category: Religion

Page: 468

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An internationally known writer and speaker on religion and public life brilliantly analyzes the causes of our current moral malaise. Os Guinness examines how perilously close we have come to losing the shared beliefs, traditions, and ideals that have helped shape America and sets forth a compelling view of a new role for religion and faith.

Mein Leben für die Wirtschaft

Die Autobiografie

Author: Alan Greenspan

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593384094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 598

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Alan Greenspan ist der bekannteste Banker der Welt. 18 Jahre lang war er als Vorsitzender der amerikanischen Notenbank der mächtigste Mann der Weltwirtschaft – und damit vermutlich mächtiger als der amerikanische Präsident. Niemand verfügt über tiefere Einsichten in die globale Wirtschaft als Greenspan. Jetzt berichtet er erstmals von seinen faszinierenden Erfahrungen und sagt uns, wie sich die Weltwirtschaft entwickeln wird.

Shocking Cinema of the Seventies

Author: Xavier Mendik

Publisher: Noir Publishing

ISBN: 9780953656448

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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The Necronomicon Shocking Cinema of the Seventies continues the acclaimed journal's exploration of film culture with a special edition devoted to film from this special era. In a series of innovative articles, leading critics and scholars consider the social and cinematic issues which shaped the films of the decade. Covering genres such as horror, the disaster movie, blaxploitation, and kung fu, the authors discover the truth behind one of the most prolific, turbulent, and challenging periods of cinema history.