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Cadres for conservatism : young Americans for freedom and the rise of the contemporary right /
Gregory L. Schneider.
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New York : New York University Press, c1999.
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x, 263 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
081478108X (alk. paper)
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New York : New York University Press, c1999.
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081478108X (alk. paper)
contents note
Stirrings on the right -- Join together and fall apart, 1960-1962 -- Of Camelot and communism, 1961-1963 -- Going with Goldwater -- Why not victory? : YAF and Vietnam, 1965-1968 -- Up against the wall : YAF and the new left -- Trads and libs : schism on the right -- We are the new politics, 1971-1974 -- Revival and collapse, 1975-1986.
catalogue key
2551802
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-250) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Gregory L. Schneider is an assistant professor in American history at Emporia State University in Kansas.
Reviews
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"A deeply engaging work. I am enormously impressed with the archival research and oral interviews this book represents. Exceptionally well-done."
"A deeply engaging work. I am enormously impressed with the archival research and oral interviews this book represents. Exceptionally well-done." - Kenneth J. Heineman, author of Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at State Universities in the Vietnam Era
"A deeply engaging work. I am enormously impressed with the archival research and oral interviews this book represents. Exceptionally well-done." - Kenneth J. Heineman, author ofCampus Wars: The Peace Movement at State Universities in the Vietnam Era
"A unique and intriguing study of a phenomenon the likes of which we may never see again. Everyone involved in teaching or observing U.S. TV cultureand on some level, most of us areshould read this book." - Michele Hilmes, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"If you thought Seinfeld was a blockbuster sitcom, think again. Janet Staiger confronts the issue of the popularity of TV sitcoms and comes up with surprising results. A must-read for classes in television and popular culture." - Jane Feuer, author of Seeing Through the Eighties: Television and Reaganism
"In this ingenious exploration, Janet Staiger presents three decades of lively public debate about television's role in U.S. culture. Weaving together research on audience, TV's promotional strategies, industry perspectives, and the diverse ingredients of comedy, Staiger crafts a vivid landscape of our common cultural pleasures." - Mary Beth Haralovich, coeditor of Television, History and American Culture: Feminist Critical Essays
"Provides fresh insight into one of the most popularly discussed and critically mysterious of media phenomenon. Rather than attempting to find a magic formula that explains the success of 'must-see' TV shows, Janet Staiger examines how diverse and variable historical factors contributed to the popularity of hit sitcoms. In the process, she makes a vivid contribution to the cultural study of television and signals important directions for future research." - Barbara Klinger, Director, Film and Media, Indiana University
"Staiger's Blockbuster TV artfully balances formal analysis, inflected with and informed by various theoretical perspectives, of four different sitcoms with an examination of their reception. - JUMPCUT
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Main Description
A deeply engaging work. I am enormously impressed with the archival research and oral interviews this book represents. Exceptionally well-done.--Kenneth J. Heineman, author of Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at State Universities in the Vietnam EraIn this history of the "other Sixties," Gregory L. Schneider traces the influence of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative political group that locked horns with the New Left and spawned many of the major players in the contemporary conservative movement, from the Goldwater campaign in 1964 to Reagan's revolution in the 1980s.Cadres for Conservatismreveals how young political conservatives, unlike their leftist counterparts, avoided fracture in the wake of the Sixties. Rather, YAF continued to serve as a seedbed for future conservative leaders, many of whom drew on the contacts and (counter-)activism of their youth to consolidate conservative power.Schneider's talent for trenchant archival research is supplemented by a plethora of detailed interviews with virtually every past national chairman and executive director of the YAF, as well as important sponsors such as William F. Buckley, William Rusher, and M. Stanton Evans.
Main Description
Archie Bunker. Jed. Laverne and Shirley. Cliff Huxtable. Throughout the entire history of American prime-time television only four sitcoms have been true blockbusters, with Nielsen ratings far above the second- and third-rated programs. Weekly, millions of Americans of every age were making a special effort to turn on the set to see what Archie, Jed, Laverne, and Cliff were doing that week. The wild popularity of these shows-- All in the Family , The Beverly Hillbillies , Laverne & Shirley (and its partner Happy Days ), and The Cosby Show --left commentators bewildered by the tastes and preferences of the American public. How do we account for the huge appeal of these sitcoms, and how does it figure into the history of network prime-time television? Janet Staiger answers these questions by detailing the myriad factors that go into the construction of mass audiences. Treating the four shows as case studies, she deftly balances factual explanations (for instance, the impact of VCRs and cable on network domination of TV) with more interpretative ones (for example, the transformation of The Beverly Hillbillies from a popular show detested by the critics, to a blockbuster after its elevation as the critics' darling), and juxtaposes industry-based reasons (for example, the ways in which TV shows derive success from placement in the weekly programming schedule) with stylistic explanations (how, for instance, certain shows create pleasure from a repetition and variation of a formula). Staiger concludes that because of changes in the industry, these shows were a phenomenon that may never be repeated. And while the western or the night-time soap has at times captured public attention, Blockbuster TV maintains that the sitcom has been THE genre to attract people to the tube, and that without understanding the sitcom, we can't properly understand the role of television in our culture.
Main Description
In this history of the "other Sixties," Gregory L. Schneider traces the influence of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative political group that locked horns with the New Left and spawned many of the major players in the contemporary conservative movement, from the Goldwater campaign in 1964 to Reagan's revolution in the 1980s. Cadres for Conservatism reveals how young political conservatives, unlike their leftist counterparts, avoided fracture in the wake of the Sixties. Rather, YAF continued to serve as a seedbed for future conservative leaders, many of whom drew on the contacts and (counter-)activism of their youth to consolidate conservative power. Schneider's talent for trenchant archival research is supplemented by a plethora of detailed interviews with virtually every past national chairman and executive director of the YAF, as well as important sponsors such as William F. Buckley, William Rusher, and M. Stanton Evans.
Main Description
In this history of the "other Sixties," Gregory L. Schneider traces the influence of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative political group that locked horns with the New Left and spawned many of the major players in the contemporary conservative movement, from the Goldwater campaign in 1964 to Reagan's revolution in the 1980s.Cadres for Conservatismreveals how young political conservatives, unlike their leftist counterparts, avoided fracture in the wake of the Sixties. Rather, YAF continued to serve as a seedbed for future conservative leaders, many of whom drew on the contacts and (counter-)activism of their youth to consolidate conservative power.Schneider's talent for trenchant archival research is supplemented by a plethora of detailed interviews with virtually every past national chairman and executive director of the YAF, as well as important sponsors such as William F. Buckley, William Rusher, and M. Stanton Evans.
Unpaid Annotation
"A deeply engaging work. I am enormously impressed with the archival research and oral interviews this book represents. Exceptionally well-done." --Kenneth J. Heineman, author of Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at State Universities in the Vietnam EraIn this history of the "other Sixties," Gregory L. Schneider traces the influence of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative political group that locked horns with the New Left and spawned many of the major players in the contemporary conservative movement, from the Goldwater campaign in 1964 to Reagan's revolution in the 1980s.Cadres for Conservatism reveals how young political conservatives, unlike their leftist counterparts, avoided fracture in the wake of the Sixties. Rather, YAF continued to serve as a seedbed for future conservative leaders, many of whom drew on the contacts and (counter-)activism of their youth to consolidate conservative power. Schneider's talent for trenchant archival research is supplemented by a plethora of detailed interviews with virtually every past national chairman and executive director of the YAF, as well as important sponsors such as William F. Buckley, William Rusher, and M. Stanton Evans.
Unpaid Annotation
In this history of the "other Sixties", Gregory L. Schneider traces the influence of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative political group that locked horns with the New Left and spawned many of the major players in the contemporary conservative movement, from the Goldwater campaign in 1964 to Reagan's revolution in the 1980s.Cadres for Conservatism reveals how young political conservatives, unlike their leftist counterparts, avoided fracture in the wake of the Sixties. Rather, YAF continued to serve as a seedbed for future conservative leaders, many of whom drew on the contacts and (counter-)activism of their youth to consolidate conservative power.Schneider's talent for trenchant archival research is supplemented by a plethora of detailed interviews with virtually every past national chairman and executive director of the YAF, as well as important sponsors such as William E Buckley, William Rusher, and M. Stanton Evans.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Forging a New Politics
Stirrings on the Rightp. 7
Join Together and Fall Apart, 1960-1962p. 31
Of Camelot and Communism, 1961-1963p. 55
Going with Goldwater, 1963-1964p. 72
Revolt on the Campus
Why Not Victory? YAF and Vietnam, 1965-1968p. 93
Up against the Wall: YAF and the New Left, 1968-1970p. 110
Trads and Libs: Schism on the Right, 1968-1970p. 127
Cadres for Conservatism
"We Are the New Politics," 1971-1974p. 145
Revival and Collapse, 1975-1986p. 160
Conclusionp. 177
Appendixesp. 183
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 251
About the Authorp. 263
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