American Culture in the 1960s, Paperback / softback Book

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
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  • Category: General arts
  • ISBN: 9780748619474

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