February 27 - Whole idea that the 1950s was a decade of conservatism with the development of ideas of domesticity On the other side shortly after

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February 27, 2008 - Whole idea that the 1950s was a decade of conservatism with the development of ideas of domesticity. - On the other side, shortly after the 1950s there were ideas of a much more liberal approach to all kinds of moral issues like abortion, homosexuality etc. - There is not overall blueprint for these types of policies and they took place over the whole of western Europe. - Over 1960s is when most of this took place - These are legal changes in official policy not necessarily about attitude. - Gallup Organization - polling data back into the 30s and 40s to track changes in attitudes towards all kinds of moral, political and social issues. - If you look at social issues like attitudes towards abortion and contraception, women’s employment and these kinds of issues, you find that there is a real evil notion at the time in a much more liberal direction people are much more accepting of things over time. It is not a linear change, tends to be a fluctuating line according to people’s experience. - Shift in opinions about broad social issues. - Things are now viewed much more liberally. - We think of the 1960s when these changes took place, this is thought as a period dominated by young people. - We associate the 60s with youth culture, - Changes that were put into place were put in place by men that are 40-50 years old. -
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course HIST 1000 taught by Professor Phillips during the Spring '08 term at Carleton CA.

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February 27 - Whole idea that the 1950s was a decade of conservatism with the development of ideas of domesticity On the other side shortly after

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