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What Really Happened to the 1960's How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0700618228

ISBN-13: 9780700618224

Edition: 2010

Authors: Edward P. Morgan

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This title takes a provocative look at the mass media's connection with the turbulent years of the 1960s, which simultaneously seeks to explain what happened in the 1960s and what happened to how we remember it.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 11/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 422
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
The Past as Prologue: Distorted History � Declining Democracy
Roots of the Sixties: Contradictions between Capitalism and Democracy in Postwar America
An Awakening Democratic Dialectic: From Action to Empowerment in the 1960s
Race, Class, and Gender: The Boundaries of Legitimate Media Discourse
Vietnam and the Spheres of Media Discourse
Visual Drama: The Power of the Image
System Response: Generational Hype and Political Backlash
Media, Militancy, and Violence: The Making of "Bad Sixties" Icons
Domesticating the Sixties: Capitalism's Cultural Co-optation
Reconstructing the Past, Constructing the Future: Corporate Backlash and the Reagan Revolution
The "Sixties" Nostalgia Market and the Culture of Self-Satire
Cultural Politics and Warlike Discourse
Media Culture and the Future of Democracy
Notes
Index