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The Permissive Society : America, 1941-1965, Paperback / softback Book

The Permissive Society : America, 1941-1965 Paperback / softback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 2 Tables, unspecified; 29 Halftones, unspecified; 3 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780521757225

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