The Resource Homeward bound : American families in the Cold War era, Elaine Tyler May

Homeward bound : American families in the Cold War era, Elaine Tyler May

Label
Homeward bound : American families in the Cold War era
Title
Homeward bound
Title remainder
American families in the Cold War era
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Tyler May
Title variation
ACLS Humanities E-Book UCB access.
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing upon a rich collection of personal testimonies, Homeward Bound reveals the anguish and frustration festering beneath the surface of middle-class life. In a brilliant concluding chapter, Professor May explains why the children of the baby boom rejected the Cold War politics and sexual codes of their parents, marrying less, divorcing more, and giving birth not to so many children but to the liberation movements of the '60s.--Page 2 and 3 of cover
  • Homeward Bound challenges cherished assumptions about the "happy days" of the 1950s, and offers new answers to questions that still surround the era: What gave rise to the baby boom? What inspired so much conformity in the postwar years? Why did the youth of the sixties rebel against the values they inherited? Uncovering startling connections between politics and family life, Elaine Tyler May argues that the Cold War affected virtually all aspects of life, from consumerism to sexuality. Americans emerged from years of depression and war yearning for peace and prosperity. But the tense relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, fierce anti-communism at home, and the menacing presence of the atomic bomb seemed to threaten the promise of the good life. The ideology of containment, which permeated Cold War politics, had a chilling effect on the movement for women's emancipation. It also fostered the unique form of domesticity that characterized the era: the baby boom, exaggerated gender roles, and the suburban lifestyle
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
MiU
Dewey number
306.8 5 0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ535
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Homeward bound : American families in the Cold War era, Elaine Tyler May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Explosive issues : sex, women, and the bomb
  • 5.
  • Brinkmanship : sexual containment on the home front
  • 6.
  • Baby boom and birth control : the reproductive consensus
  • 7.
  • The commodity gap : consumerism and the modern home
  • 8.
  • Hanging together : for better or for worse
  • Acknowledgments
  • 9.
  • Epilogue : The baby boom comes of age
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Containment at home : Cold War, warm hearth
  • 2.
  • Depression : hard times at home
  • 3.
  • War and peace : fanning the home fires
Control code
ocn298105167
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36895933
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)298105167
  • acls0465030548
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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