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The Resource Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America, Elizabeth Fraterrigo

Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America, Elizabeth Fraterrigo

Label
Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America
Title
Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Fraterrigo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Playboy was more than a magazine filled with pictures of nude women and advice on how to mix the perfect martini. Indeed, the magazine's vision of sexual liberation, high living, and "the good life" came to define mainstream images of postwar life. In exploring the history of America's most widely read and influential men's magazine, Elizabeth Fraterrigo hones in on the values, style, and gender formulations put forth in its pages and how they gained widespread currency in American culture. She shows that for Hugh Hefner, the "good life" meant the freedom to choose a lifestyle, and the one he promoted was the "playboy life," in which expensive goods and sexually available women were plentiful, obligations were few, and if one worked hard enough, one could enjoy abundant leisure and consumption. In support of this view, Playboy attacked early marriage, traditional gender arrangements, and sanctions against premarital sex, challenging the conservatism of family-centered postwar society. And despite the magazine's ups and downs, significant features of this "playboy life" have become engrained in American society
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fraterrigo, Elizabeth
Dewey number
051
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4900.P5
LC item number
F73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Playboy Enterprises
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social change
  • Arts and society
  • Liberalism
  • Playboy (tijdschrift)
  • Sociale verandering
  • Sekserol
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Kulturleben
  • Lebensstil
  • Mann
  • USA
  • Books
  • Nonfiction
  • Playboy (Periodical)
Label
Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America, Elizabeth Fraterrigo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"We aren't a 'family magazine'": sex, gender, and the family ideal in postwar America -- "Work hard and play hard, too": modern living and the morality of the Playboy life -- Pads and penthouses: Playboy's urban answer to suburbanization -- The ideal (play)mate: gender, the workplace, and the single girl -- "For us it is the good life": the ascendant Playboy life -- "Casualties of the lifestyle revolution": Playboy, the permissive society and women's liberation -- Epilogue: America's playboy culture
Control code
ocn316027977
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780195386103
Lccn
2009011643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o316027977
  • (OCoLC)316027977
Label
Playboy and the making of the good life in modern America, Elizabeth Fraterrigo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"We aren't a 'family magazine'": sex, gender, and the family ideal in postwar America -- "Work hard and play hard, too": modern living and the morality of the Playboy life -- Pads and penthouses: Playboy's urban answer to suburbanization -- The ideal (play)mate: gender, the workplace, and the single girl -- "For us it is the good life": the ascendant Playboy life -- "Casualties of the lifestyle revolution": Playboy, the permissive society and women's liberation -- Epilogue: America's playboy culture
Control code
ocn316027977
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780195386103
Lccn
2009011643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o316027977
  • (OCoLC)316027977

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