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The Resource The permissive society : America, 1941-1965, Alan Petigny

The permissive society : America, 1941-1965, Alan Petigny

Label
The permissive society : America, 1941-1965
Title
The permissive society
Title remainder
America, 1941-1965
Statement of responsibility
Alan Petigny
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In contrast to those who see the 1950s as essentially a conservative period, and who view the 1960s as a time of rapid moral change, this book points to the emergence of a liberalizing impulse during the Truman and Eisenhower years. It shows how, during the 1950s, a traditionalist moral framework was beginning to give way to a less authoritarian approach to moral issues as demonstrated by a more relaxed style of child rearing, the rising status of women both inside and outside the home, the increasing reluctance of Americans to regard alcoholism as a sin, loosening sexual attitudes, the increasing influence of modern psychology, and, correspondingly, the declining influence of religion in the personal lives of most Americans
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petigny, Alan Cecil
Dewey number
306.0973/09045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN58
LC item number
.P46 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Social change
  • Liberalism
  • United States
Label
The permissive society : America, 1941-1965, Alan Petigny
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : World War II, the ascendancy of science, and the prologue to the permissive turn -- Psychology : Benjamin Spock, Carl Rogers, and the liberalizing impulse in the 1950s -- Religion : ballrooms, bingo, blue laws, and Billy Graham : piety and secularization in 1950s America -- Sex : Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, and the sexual revolution in the postwar period -- Feminism : the rising status of women in the age of Eisenhower -- Youth culture : rock 'n' roll, blue jeans, and the myth of opposition -- The self : from original sin to self-actualization : Jackson Pollock, Charlie Parker, and new notions of identity in postwar America -- Denouement : the normative lag and the role of religion in the transformation of American culture
Control code
ocn276228921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 292 p.
Isbn
9780521888967
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008049123
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o276228921
  • (OCoLC)276228921
Label
The permissive society : America, 1941-1965, Alan Petigny
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : World War II, the ascendancy of science, and the prologue to the permissive turn -- Psychology : Benjamin Spock, Carl Rogers, and the liberalizing impulse in the 1950s -- Religion : ballrooms, bingo, blue laws, and Billy Graham : piety and secularization in 1950s America -- Sex : Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, and the sexual revolution in the postwar period -- Feminism : the rising status of women in the age of Eisenhower -- Youth culture : rock 'n' roll, blue jeans, and the myth of opposition -- The self : from original sin to self-actualization : Jackson Pollock, Charlie Parker, and new notions of identity in postwar America -- Denouement : the normative lag and the role of religion in the transformation of American culture
Control code
ocn276228921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 292 p.
Isbn
9780521888967
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008049123
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o276228921
  • (OCoLC)276228921

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