American Culture in the 1960s Paperback / softback
Edited by Martin Halliwell
Part of the Twentieth-century American Culture series
This book charts the changing complexion of American culture in one of the most culturally vibrant of twentieth-century decades.
It provides a vivid account of the major cultural forms of 1960s America - music and performance; film and television; fiction and poetry; art and photography - as well as influential texts, trends and figures of the decade: from Norman Mailer to Susan Sontag; from Muhammad Ali's anti-war protests to Tom Lehrer's stand-up comedy; from Bob Dylan to Rachel Carson; and from Pop Art to photojournalism.
A chapter on new social movements demonstrates that a current of conservatism runs through even the most revolutionary movements of the 1960s and the book as a whole looks to the West and especially to the South in the making of the sixties as myth and as history.
Key Features: * Focused case studies featuring key texts, genres, writers, artists and cultural trends * Detailed chronology of 1960s American culture * Bibliographies for each chapter * Over 30 black and white illustrations
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages, 33 black & white illustrations, 33 black and white illustrations
- Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
- Publication Date: 08/10/2008
- Category: General arts
- ISBN: 9780748619474
- Hardback from £61.09
- PDF from £21.59