The Permissive Society : America, 1941-1965 Paperback / softback
In contrast to those who see the 1950s as essentially a conservative period, and who view the 1960s as a time of rapid moral change, The Permissive Society points to the emergence of a liberalizing impulse during the Truman and Eisenhower years.
The book shows how, during the 1950s, a traditionalist moral framework was beginning to give way to a less authoritarian approach to moral issues as demonstrated by a more relaxed style of child-rearing, the rising status of women both inside and outside the home, the increasing reluctance of Americans to regard alcoholism as a sin, loosening sexual attitudes, the increasing influence of modern psychology, and, correspondingly, the declining influence of religion in the personal lives of most Americans.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 304 pages, 2 Tables, unspecified; 29 Halftones, unspecified; 3 Line drawings, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 10/08/2009
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780521757225