A kinder, gentler America : melancholia and the mythical 1950s

Caputi, Mary, 1957-

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  • Creator Mary Caputi
  • Format Books
  • Publication Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2005] ©2005
  • Physical Details
    • x, 200 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780816644070, 0816644071, 9780816644087, 081664408X
  • OCLC ocm60421165

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-188) and index.

Contents

  • The "Fifties," an American metaphor -- A vertiginous languor: modernity and melancholia -- Overripe America -- Making love with absence: neoconservatism and the Fifties -- X-ray vision and the powers of performance: letting go of the Fifties -- The Left reviews the "Fifties" -- Conclusion: America, a phoenix reborn (again)
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