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The Resource The anxieties of affluence : critiques of American consumer culture, 1939-1979, Daniel Horowitz

The anxieties of affluence : critiques of American consumer culture, 1939-1979, Daniel Horowitz

Label
The anxieties of affluence : critiques of American consumer culture, 1939-1979
Title
The anxieties of affluence
Title remainder
critiques of American consumer culture, 1939-1979
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Horowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book charts the reactions of prominent American writers to the unprecedented prosperity of the decades following World War II. It begins with an examination of Lewis Mumford's wartime call for "democratic" consumption and concludes with an analysis of the origins of President Jimmy Carter's "malaise" speech of 1979. Between these bookends, Daniel Horowitz documents a broad range of competing views, each in its own way reflective of a deep-seated ambivalence toward consumer culture - a persistent but shifting tension between a commitment to self-restraint and the pursuit of personal satisfaction through the acquisition of commercial goods and experiences." "In his final chapter, Horowitz examines the writings of three leading intellectuals - Daniel Bell, Robert N. Bellah, and Christopher Lasch - whose views shaped President Carter's response to the energy crisis of the 1970s. An epilogue carries the story forward to the turn of the new century, when Americans found themselves grappling with the political and cultural implications of a new wave of prosperity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horowitz, Daniel
Dewey number
339.4/7/097309045
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.C6
LC item number
H577 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Intellectuals
  • Acquisitiveness
  • Affluent consumers
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Wealth
  • Public opinion
  • Consumptie
  • Overvloed
  • Kritiek (algemeen)
  • Reichtum
  • Verbraucherverhalten
  • USA
  • Konsumgesellschaft
  • Verbraucherverhalten
  • USA
Label
The anxieties of affluence : critiques of American consumer culture, 1939-1979, Daniel Horowitz
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003016300.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-317) 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
Chastened consumption: World War II and the campaign for a democratic standard of living -- Celebratory émigrés: Ernest Dichter and George Katona -- A southerner in exile, the Cold War, and social order: David M. Potter's People of plenty -- Critique from within: John Kenneth Galbraith, Vance Packard, and Betty Friedan -- From the affluent society to the poverty of affluence, 1960-1962: Paul Goodman, Oscar Lewis, Michael Harrington, and Rachel Carson -- Consumer activism, 1965-1970: Ralph Nader, Martin Luther King Jr., and Paul R. Ehrlich -- The energy crisis and the quest to contain consumption: Daniel Bell, Christopher Lasch, and Robert Bellah -- Three intellectuals and a president: Jimmy Carter, "Energy and the crisis of confidence" -- The response to affluence at the end of the century
Control code
ocm52720717
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 339 pages
Isbn
9781558494329
Lccn
2003016300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52720717
  • (OCoLC)52720717
Label
The anxieties of affluence : critiques of American consumer culture, 1939-1979, Daniel Horowitz
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003016300.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-317) 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
Chastened consumption: World War II and the campaign for a democratic standard of living -- Celebratory émigrés: Ernest Dichter and George Katona -- A southerner in exile, the Cold War, and social order: David M. Potter's People of plenty -- Critique from within: John Kenneth Galbraith, Vance Packard, and Betty Friedan -- From the affluent society to the poverty of affluence, 1960-1962: Paul Goodman, Oscar Lewis, Michael Harrington, and Rachel Carson -- Consumer activism, 1965-1970: Ralph Nader, Martin Luther King Jr., and Paul R. Ehrlich -- The energy crisis and the quest to contain consumption: Daniel Bell, Christopher Lasch, and Robert Bellah -- Three intellectuals and a president: Jimmy Carter, "Energy and the crisis of confidence" -- The response to affluence at the end of the century
Control code
ocm52720717
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 339 pages
Isbn
9781558494329
Lccn
2003016300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52720717
  • (OCoLC)52720717

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