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A kinder, gentler America : melancholia and the mythical 1950s / Mary Caputi.

Author/Creator:
Caputi, Mary, 1957-
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 200 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
Nineteen fifties.
National characteristics, American.
Popular culture -- United States.
Nostalgia -- United States.
Depression, Mental -- Political aspects -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Political culture -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
Contents:
The "Fifties," an American metaphor
A vertiginous languor: modernity and melancholia
Overripe America
Making love with absence: neoconservatism and the Fifties
X-ray vision and the powers of performance: letting go of the Fifties
The Left reviews "the Fifties"
Conclusion: America, a phoenix reborn (again).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-188) and index.
ISBN:
0816644071 (hc : alk. paper)
081664408X (pb : alk. paper)
OCLC:
60421165
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