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Morgan, Edward P., 1945-
What really happened to the 1960s : how mass media culture failed American democracy / Edward P. Morgan
Alternate Title How mass media culture failed American democracy
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HN59 .M65 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980
Subject(s) Social movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Counterculture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Democracy -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Politics and culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States
Social movements -- United States -- Public opinion
Counterculture -- United States -- Public opinion
Hippies -- United States -- Public opinion
Public opinion -- United States
Nineteen sixties
Physical Description xiii, 405 p., [26] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-384) and index
Contents The past as prologue : distorted history, declining democracy -- Roots of the sixties : contradictions between capitalism and democracy in postwar America -- An awakening democratic dialectic : from action to empowerment in the 1960s -- Race, class, and gender : the boundaries of legitimate media discourse -- Vietnam and the spheres of media discourse -- Visual drama : the power of the image -- System response : generational hype and political backlash -- Media, militancy, and violence : the making of "bad sixties" icons -- Domesticating the sixties : capitalism's cultural co-optation -- Reconstructing the past, constructing the future : corporate backlash and the Reagan revolution -- The "sixties" nostalgia market and the culture of self-satire -- Cultural politics and warlike discourse -- Media culture and the future of democracy

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