Europe and the United States in the Counterculture Decade
Author: Grzegorz Kosc,Clara Juncker,Sharon Monteith,Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson
Publisher: transcript Verlag
This collection brings together new and original critical essays by eleven established European American Studies scholars to explore the 1960s from a transatlantic perspective. Intended for an academic audience interested in globalized American studies, it examines topics ranging from the impact of the American civil rights movement in Germany, France and Wales, through the transatlantic dimensions of feminism and the counterculture movement. It explores, for example, the vicissitudes of Europe's status in US foreign relations, European documentaries about the Vietnam War, transatlantic trends in literature and culture, and the significance of collective and cultural memory of the era.
Diese Arbeit befasst sich mit dem noch wenig erforschten politischen Spätwerk des französischen Autors Jean Genet (1910-1986) aus diskursanalytischer und feldtheoretischer Perspektive. Die Singularität und Ambivalenz seines im Mai '68 einsetzenden politischen Engagements wird in einem Vergleich mit den intellektuellen Bezugsgrößen von Jean-Paul Sartre und Michel Foucault einerseits und den gegenkulturellen Positionen von Allen Ginsberg und William S. Burroughs andererseits herausgearbeitet. Durch die historisch determinierte und diskursspezifische Kontextualisierung der vor dem Hintergrund weltweiter Protestbewegungen verfassten politischen und journalistischen Schriften werden die diskursiven Problemfelder einer gesamten Protestgeneration von ihren Anfängen bis zu ihrem allmählichen Niedergang beleuchtet. Einen Wandel markiert insbesondere die retrospektive literarische Bilanz Un captif amoureux (1986), wie die darin in Form eines intertextuellen Dialoges vollzogenen Umschreibungen und Umdeutungen des politisch-journalistischen Materials aufzeigen.
American Masculine Identity and Dress in the Sixties and Seventies
Author: Daniel Delis Hill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Peacock Revolution in menswear of the 1960s came as a profound shock to much of America. Men's long hair and vividly colored, sexualized clothes challenged long established traditions of masculine identity. Peacock Revolution is an in-depth study of how radical changes in men's clothing reflected, and contributed to, the changing ideas of American manhood initiated by a 'youthquake' of rebellious baby boomers coming of age in an era of social revolutions. Featuring a detailed examination of the diverse socio-cultural and socio-political movements of the era, the book examines how those dissents and advocacies influenced the youthquake generation's choices in dress and ideas of masculinity. Daniel Delis Hill provides a thorough chronicle of the peacock fashions of the time, beginning with the mod looks of the British Invasion in the early 1960s, through the counterculture street styles and the mass-market trends they inspired, and concluding with the dress-for-success menswear revivals of the 1970s Me-Decade.
Die Erfolgsgeschichte der deutsch-französischen Verständigung nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg ist ohne den Beitrag der Zivilgesellschaft nicht denkbar. Doch nicht nur staatlich geförderte Kultureinrichtungen, Bürgerengagement und intellektuelle Mittler machten diese Überwindung alter Konfrontationslinien möglich - sondern auch Akteure, Medien und Formate aus dem Feld der Populärkultur, etwa Musik und Film, Radio und Fernsehen, Zeitschriften, Comics und Karikaturen, neue Medien und Sport. Dieser Band geht den populärkulturellen Vermittlungsprozessen zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich nach und fragt nach ihrer Verflechtung mit gesamteuropäischen und transatlantischen Dynamiken.
Although there has been a certain amount of admiring writing about Airbus in Europe, there has been no previous attempt to weigh the issues even-handedly by exploring them on both sides of the Atlantic. Dogfight examines the roots of the conflict in the middle sixties and carries the story forward to the tentative agreement on some of the outstanding issues reached by the U.S. administration and the European Commission in the spring of 1992. In placing the controversy in its political and international context, the author has had access to many of the key players in the industry in both has interviewed a large number of politicians, officials, and senior airline and aircraft executives.
Dechristianization in North America and Western Europe, 1945-2000
Author: Nancy Christie,Michael Gauvreau
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
In the decades following the Second World War, North America and Western Europe experienced widespread secularization and dechristianization; many scholars have pinpointed the 1960s as a pivotally important period in this decline. The Sixties and Beyond examines the scope and significance of dechristianization in the western world between 1945 and 2000. A thematically wide-ranging and interdisciplinary collection, The Sixties and Beyond uses a framework that compares the social and cultural experiences of North America and Western Europe during this period. The internationally based contributors examine the dynamic place of Christianity in both private lives and public discourses and practices by assessing issues such as gender relations, family life, religious education, the changing relationship of church and state, and the internal dynamics of religious organizations. The Sixties and Beyond is an excellent contribution to the burgeoning scholarship on the 1960s as well as to the history of Christianity in the western world.
Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties
Author: Martin Klimke
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Using previously classified documents and original interviews, The Other Alliance examines the channels of cooperation between American and West German student movements throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, and the reactions these relationships provoked from the U.S. government. Revising the standard narratives of American and West German social mobilization, Martin Klimke demonstrates the strong transnational connections between New Left groups on both sides of the Atlantic. Klimke shows that the cold war partnership of the American and German governments was mirrored by a coalition of rebelling counterelites, whose common political origins and opposition to the Vietnam War played a vital role in generating dissent in the United States and Europe. American protest techniques such as the "sit-in" or "teach-in" became crucial components of the main organization driving student activism in West Germany--the German Socialist Student League--and motivated American and German student activists to construct networks against global imperialism. Klimke traces the impact that Black Power and Germany's unresolved National Socialist past had on the German student movement; he investigates how U.S. government agencies, such as the State Department's Interagency Youth Committee, advised American policymakers on confrontations with student unrest abroad; and he highlights the challenges student protesters posed to cold war alliances. Exploring the catalysts of cross-pollination between student protest movements on two continents, The Other Alliance is a pioneering work of transnational history.
An account of the Putnam publishing concerns from 1872 through 1915,with a long list of authors associated with Putnam's, and also of Putnam's personal undertakings Discusses several Presidential campaigns of the late 1800s as well as WWI.George Haven Putnam (1844-1930) was the son of G. P. Putnam. He served in the Civil War until he was captured by the Confederates in 1864; he retired with the rank of major. On his father's death he became head of G. P. Putnam's Sons. Major Putnam was active in many civic and social causes. He organized the American Publishers' Copyright League in 1887 and led the successful battle for passage of an international copyright law in 1891. Among his many books are Books and Their Makers during the Middle Ages (2 vol., 1896-97), Memories of My Youth (1914), Memories of a Publisher (1915), and Some Memories of the Civil War (1924).
The End of the Sixties and the Making of Eighties America
Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Why did the youthful optimism and openness of the sixties give way to Ronald Reagan and the spirit of conservative reaction--a spirit that remains ascendant today? Drawing on a wide array of sources--including tabloid journalism, popular fiction, movies, and television shows--Philip Jenkins argues that a remarkable confluence of panics, scares, and a few genuine threats created a climate of fear that led to the conservative reaction. He identifies 1975 to 1986 as the watershed years. During this time, he says, there was a sharp increase in perceived threats to our security at home and abroad. At home, America seemed to be threatened by monstrous criminals--serial killers, child abusers, Satanic cults, and predatory drug dealers, to name just a few. On the international scene, we were confronted by the Soviet Union and its evil empire, by OPEC with its stranglehold on global oil, by the Ayatollahs who made hostages of our diplomats in Iran. Increasingly, these dangers began to be described in terms of moral evil. Rejecting the radicalism of the '60s, which many saw as the source of the crisis, Americans adopted a more pessimistic interpretation of human behavior, which harked back to much older themes in American culture. This simpler but darker vision ultimately brought us Ronald Reagan and the ascendancy of the political Right, which more than two decades later shows no sign of loosening its grip. Writing in his usual crisp and witty prose, Jenkins offers a truly original and persuasive account of a period that continues to fascinate the American public. It is bound to captivate anyone who lived through this period, as well as all those who want to understand the forces that transformed--and continue to define--the American political landscape.
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