All in the Family The Realignment of American Democracy since The 1960s

ISBN-10: 0809026740

ISBN-13: 9780809026746

Edition: 2013

Authors: Robert O. Self

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In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of "family values" and promised to keep government out of Americans' lives. Again and again, historians have sought to explain the nation's profound political realignment from the 1960s to the early 2000s, five decades that witnessed the fracturing of liberalism and the rise of the conservative right. The award-winning historian Robert O. Self is the first to argue that the separate threads of that realignment-from civil rights to women's rights, from the antiwar movement to Nixon's "silent majority," from the abortion wars to gay marriage, from the welfare state to neoliberal economic policies-all ran through the politicized American family.      All in the Family is a revelatory narrative about the activism on the left and the right that reshaped postwar America. With authority and nuance, Self shows that when we disagree about gender, sex, and family, we are really disagreeing about equality, power, and money-in essence, about the nature and role of government itself. As Mark Schmitt put it in his glowing review in The Washington Monthly, Self, by demonstrating that economic and social issues are one in the same, has rewritten recent American political history "from its most basic assumptions."
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Prologue
This is a Man's World, 1964-1973
Are You Man Enough? Sixties Breadwinner Liberalism
Last Man to Die: Vietnam and the Citizen Soldier
Homosexual Tendencies: Gay Men and Sexual Citizenship
The Subjection of Women, 1964-1976
The Working Mother Has No Wife: The Dilemmas of Market and Motherhood
Bodies on Trial: The Politics of Reproduction
American Sappho: The Lesbian Political Imagination
The Permissive Society, 1968-1980
Wild Before the Fire: The Sexual Politics of an Erotic Revolution
A Process of Coming Out: From Liberation to Gay Politics
No Steelworkers and No Plumbers: Liberalism in Trouble
A Strange but Righteous Power: The Breadwinner Conservatism of Forgotten Americans
Family Values, 1973-2011
The Price of Liberty: Antifeminism and the Crisis of the Family
Go Ye into All the World: God, Family, and Country in the Fourth Great Awakening
Ancient Roots: The Reagan Revolution's Gender and Sexual Politics
Epilogue: Neoliberalism and the Making of the Culture War
Abbreviations Used in the Notes
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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