Lynn's question about lecture 14 reminded me that the convergence of some of the tensions we've been studying - particularly the way in which the tension between surface and depth, subject and object or pyschological reality and social appearance pla
There is an understanding of subjectivity in the journalism of the 60s and 70s in the
New Journalism. There is the use of the first person singular, and we see the person
and individual of the person writing the story.
Often time, authors were often char
Hugh Hefner decided, after the Kinsey reports, that there was a market for a magazine
that was more explicit about sexuality and was aimed at men. He figured men would
benefit from this magazine. His original title was Stag Party.
First issue was in 195
Muhammad Ali (champion of 60s and 70s) was very significant for American pop culture.
Most professional sports in the U.S were segregated at this time but not boxing.
The fact that there were African American boxing champs, does not mean that there was
The Western came under attack by the 1060s when criticism of the war in vietnam led
many observers to look upon the the winning of the west as a bad thing.
The Western, as the embodiment of certain types of values, was no longer celebrated. In
the 60s an
The Feminine Mystique (1963) became a bestseller and helped to build the Feminism
movement. In the book, the author explained the problem that has no name which was
that women (married, suburban, with children) were often unhappy, incomplete,
-It was a 50s family, middle class, suburban, nuclear family, what we think of as an intact
family. The parents in TV families of the 50s were thoughtful, responsible, and nice. Dad
was a professional, mom was a homemaker, all pretty much the same family
She was as much an object defined by other people, as she was herself
She was all at once, a person, a parody and a self-parody. She was someone who
cultivated and concocted a persona that made her famous, and also as someone who
was critical of that per
Born in 1919, Liberace was one of the most popular entertainers in post WWII. Some
may say that Elvis copied his stage techniques from Liberace.
He is emblematic of American pop culture of the 50s. Mostly because he allows us to
see how Americans were am
Emphasis on consensus skewed and hid the reality of American society and the fact that
not all values were the same.
Those straining to be heard were African Americans and young Americans. *Civil Rights
There were organized efforts by African Am
The long decade of the 1950s -1945-63
Preceding this was 20 years of depression and WW, a turbulent two decades; at the end
of which Americans yearned for order, stability, prosperity
Came forth a growing desire to live in a society that was happy, harmo
Focusing on second half of twentieth century; period after WWII;Thinking in terms of
1945-1960. In essence the 1950s. Which began in 45 to then 60s. Then 60s which was
the 63 to the 75.
Period after WWII is one of enormous prosperity. US becomes
After WWII, the western remained a staple of American pop culture. And it remained a
genre that was appropriate to displaying the American tough, and a vehicle for
Americans to embrace individualism. Especially in the context to challenges to American
One theme that was articulated in the post war era had to do with Americans as
conformists. They were so content with making their way economically that they were
conforming in their work and personal lives. By being organisation men (as depicted by
I agree with the class that Holden's favorite word seems to be "phony." He uses it to describe two of his previous dates, as well as the his parting handshake with Ackely. Biff called his father a "phoney little fake" after discovering Willy's infide
Willy Loman believes the secret to life is to be not just liked but "well liked." He believes that the American dream is not the product of diligent hard work but rather that "it's not what you do . . . it's who you know" (pg 86). His version of the
Relate the Radical Chic essay to previous discussions or lectures. What themes or contrasts persist? Any changes in the way they're presented? Any new themes? Who or what gets to stand for what, and why? In Radical Chic class is more clearly delineat
Let`s move on to the second essay. Around page 154 in my edition Wolfe introduces us to a "Funky Character with Electric Hair." What is this character saying? How does it contrast with the earnest teacher`s views? What are the most disturbing implica
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Section I: IDs
Choose 8 of the following and in two or three good sentences explain its context, its
significance in context and its significance for American popular culture.
1. Mrs. Lingk.- This is the powerful wife of