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The 1960s /
Edward J. Rielly.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
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xx, 285 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0313312613 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
isbn
0313312613 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4881077
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-270) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2004-01-01:
Rielly's book, part of the "American Popular Culture through History" series, describes the factors that shaped the popular culture of that decade. The author examines every aspect of sixties culture from advertising to the visual arts, arguing that more than any other generation, Baby Boomers influenced and were influenced by the customs, tastes, and beliefs of the popular culture that surrounded them. Raised by their parents to seek happiness and possessing the money and leisure time for that search, Baby Boomers created a market for those who could meet their demands for self-fulfillment. Half of the population of the country was under the age of 25 in the mid-1960s, and advertisers, music promoters, and television producers quickly realized they had ignored an untapped demographic. The young, therefore, became a target for those involved in the making of popular culture. In part, this emphasis on youth culture produced the Generation Gap and made the values of the counterculture movement more mainstream than the proponents of a cultural revolution had intended. Rielly (English, St. Joseph's College of Maine) concludes that as a result, our perception of the decade is shaped more by popular culture than by politics. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels and collections. D. O. Cullen Collin County Community College District
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"[d]escribes the factors that shaped the popular culture of that decade. The author examines every aspect of sixties culture from advertising to the visual arts, arguing that more than any other generation, Baby Boomers influenced and were influenced by the customs, tastes, and beliefs of the popular culture that surrounded them....Recommended. All levels and collections."- Choice
'œ[d]escribes the factors that shaped the popular culture of that decade. The author examines every aspect of sixties culture from advertising to the visual arts, arguing that more than any other generation, Baby Boomers influenced and were influenced by the customs, tastes, and beliefs of the popular culture that surrounded them....Recommended. All levels and collections.'' Choice
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This book describes the important changes in American society during the 60s, from feminism and civil rights to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Individual chapters explore various aspects of popular culture, including advertising, fashion, literature, music, visual arts, and travel. Supplemental resources include a timeline of important events, an extensive bibliography for further reading, and a subject index. This book describes the important changes in American society during the 60s, from feminism and civil rights to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Individual chapters explore various aspects of popular culture, including advertising, fashion, literature, music, visual arts, and travel. Supplemental resources include a timeline of important events, an extensive bibliography for further reading, and a subject index. Iconoclasts such as Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Namath, Ralph Nader, and Andy Warhol brought color and controversy to this tumultuous decade, while cultural events such as the Stonewall March, The Graduate, and the Monterey Pop Festival provided indelible images of a bellwether time in American society. Whether it was Beatlemania, bell-bottoms, or bumper stickers, the cultural contributions of the 60s showed that the times were definitely a-changin'.
Table of Contents
Series Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Timeline of the 1960sp. xv
Life and Youth During the 1960sp. 1
Everyday Americap. 3
World of Youthp. 23
Popular Culture of the 1960sp. 37
Advertisingp. 39
Architecturep. 53
Fashionp. 75
Foodp. 91
Leisure Activitiesp. 105
Literaturep. 127
Musicp. 151
Performing Artsp. 183
Travelp. 213
Visual Artsp. 231
Cost of Products in the 1960sp. 249
Notesp. 253
Further Readingp. 259
Indexp. 271
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