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Baby boomers and popular culture : an inquiry into America's most powerful generation

Cogan, Brian, 1967- (Added Author). Gencarelli, Thom. (Added Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library E 169.12 .B339 2015 30775305501869 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780313398865 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0313398860 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780313398872 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0313398879 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 423 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2015]

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General Note:
Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: From Camelot to Watergate : ten years that changed the politics of boomer culture / William M. Knoblauch -- The whole world is watching : the SDS and student movement of the 1960s / Ed Tywoniak -- Breaking down doors : the Stonewall riots and LGBT rights / Anastacia Kurylo -- Wearing members only jackets : baby boomers and the shift from sharing in to buying into community / Todd Kelshaw -- Boomers in the global village / Michael Grabowski -- Let the games begin : baby boomers, capitalist ideology, and the containment of gender in sports television / Cheryl A. Casey -- "And now bringing you the good life, a word from our sponsors" : the changing face of television advertising from the sixties to the present day / Rebecca Kern -- Moving with the pictures : film viewing across the boomer era / Sheila J. Nayar -- Chilling to The big chill : representations of boomers in movies / Robert Hensley-King -- The new horror movie / Todd K. Platts -- Rock music on film : a selective chronology / Sarah Boslaugh -- "It's only rock-'n'-roll" : the rise of the contemporary popular music industry as a defining factor in the creation of boomer culture / Thom Gencarelli -- "In my life" : the transformative power of music and media during the rebellions of the 1960s / Robert Albrecht -- "Love is all you need" : why there will never be another Beatles / Phil Rose -- Bob Dylan and spectacle culture : yesterday and today / Salvatore J. Fallica -- "Come see about me" : why the baby boomers liked Stax but loved Motown / Gary Kenton -- Reading the boomers' reading : what did they read? Who did they read? Who wrote about them? / David Linton -- Equipment for living : the popularity and use of second-wave feminist literature among baby boomers / Kim Trager Bohley -- "After Life, the magazine, the splintering of the categories : boomers as a target audience" (including "Mau-mau-ing the press: the rise of 'new' journalism," "Rolling Stone: the magazine that marked a generation," and "Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, and the 'new journalism' as literature") / Brian Cogan -- Soul on ice : the rise of minority literature / Christopher Allen Varlack -- The baby boom, the bomb, and outer space : growing up in a science fiction world / Lance Strate -- Marshall McLuhan and the making of a countercultural generation / James C. Morrison.
Summary, etc.: Once upon a time, the members of the Baby Boomer generation were young, idealistic, and hungry to change the world. And they did create sweeping, irreversible changes throughout American society--but probably not in the ways their younger selves imagined they would. Now that the Boomers are in their late-adult or retirement years, their tremendous legacy can clearly be perceived. In retrospect, the paths the members of this generation took to come to power--and how they came to terms with that power--are also apparent. This single-volume work supplies a broad yet detailed critical guide to the Boomer Generation, containing essays on key people, moments, and phenomena not only during the Boomers' 1960s heyday but also their extensive influences on American culture decades afterward. The contributors address key topics such as the rise of feminism; Civil Rights; the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement; the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, and rock 'n roll; gay rights; idealism, narcissism, and materialism; the influence of television on America, and vice versa; and the transition of Boomers from being "Yippies" to "Yuppies." This work is an ideal text for students in undergraduate or graduate courses in television studies, media studies, cultural studies, and American studies; and is highly appropriate as a supplemental text in literature, history, and philosophy surveys.
Subject: Popular culture United States History 20th century
Baby boom generation United States History
United States Civilization 1945-
United States History 1945-
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