Most widely held works about Todd Gitlin
Most widely held works by Todd Gitlin
The sixties : years of hope, days of rage by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 2,816 libraries worldwide
Todd Gitlin, the highly regarded writer, media critic, and professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, has written an authoritative and compelling account of this supercharged decade--a decade he helped shape as an early president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and an organizer of the first national demonstration against the Vietnam war. Part critical history, part personal memoir, part celebration, and part meditation, this critically acclaimed work resurrects a generation on all its glory and tragedy.
Inside prime time by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,589 libraries worldwide
Unsurpassed since its first publication, Inside Prime Time is the only book to take us behind the scenes to reveal how prime-time shows get on the air, stay on the air, and are shaped by the political and cultural climate of their times. Using more than 200 interviews with network executives, producers, writers, agents, and actors, as well as months of on-set investigation during the networks' more prosperous years, sociologist and critic Todd Gitlin takes us into a frantic world searching for hit shows. The result is both a lucid picture of the mechanics of prime time and a series of vivid stories of what succeeded or failed, and why. His analysis includes a blow-by-blow account of how the exceptional police series Hill Street Blues succeeded against all odds before eventually succumbing to formula itself. No one else has analyzed, as Gitlin has, the inside track that links executives and producers, or the efforts of worried advertisers, hopeful writers, and the lobbyists of the fundamentalist right to shape America's waking hours. In a new introduction, Gitlin describes the elements of the new television order, and argues that the proliferation of cable channels and the decline of the old networks have not fundamentally changed the business mentality that guides decisions about the entertainment that will fill Americans' leisure time. --Publisher.
Media unlimited : how the torrent of images and sounds overwhelms our lives by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,348 libraries worldwide
"Everyone knows that the media surround us, but no one quite understands how this happened and what it has done to our lives. Critics and analysts focus on this show or that star, the latest Superbowl ad or twenty-four-hour news binge, but they miss the true import of our total immersion in a fast-moving torrent of sounds and images. As he did with television in Inside Prime Time and with the culture wars in The Twilight of Common Dreams, Todd Gitlin once again recasts the world we think we know. In Media Unlimited, a remarkable and original look at our media-glutted, speed-addicted world, he makes us stare, as if for the first time, at the biggest picture of all."--BOOK JACKET.
The whole world is watching : mass media in the making & unmaking of the New Left by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 1,340 libraries worldwide
This study examines the way news organizations, as the category implies, "organize" the news world, both for practitioners - reporters, editors and managers - and for the consumers - readers, viewers and perhaps even more important, decision-makers.
The twilight of common dreams : why America is wracked by culture wars by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,340 libraries worldwide
In The Twilight of Common Dreams, Todd Gitlin places the debates of the moment in a sweeping historical context and - sparing no sides - he argues that these highly charged conflicts are a sideshow, obscuring a seismic transformation in American political life. The Left, which once stood for universal values, has come to be identified with the special needs of distinct "cultures" and select "identities." The Right, long associated with privileged interests, now claims to defend the needs of all. The consequences are clear: since the late 1960s, while the Right has been busy taking the White House, the Left has been marching on the English department. With dazzling range and acuteness, Gitlin's analysis moves through American history and modern thought, from academic squabbles to the crisis in the Democratic party, from embattled school boards to the right-wing exploitation of those scarlet letters, "PC." In the end, he maintains, the culture wars are evasions of America's deepest trauma - inequality - and he eloquently contends that America is lost unless its obsession with cultural differences can be transcended in the name of the common good.
Watching television : a Pantheon guide to popular culture ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,198 libraries worldwide
Uptown; poor whites in Chicago by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 885 libraries worldwide
Letters to a young activist by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 664 libraries worldwide
The intellectuals and the flag by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
The bulldozer and the big tent : blind Republicans, lame Democrats, and the recovery of American ideals by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
A social critic presents an analysis of the American political system, addressing such issues as why baby boomers have produced few impressive politicians, why Barack Obama has become popular so quickly, and who has won the culture war.
Sacrifice : a novel by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Attending a conference in Paris, American psychiatrist Chester Garland takes a break to visit the cathedral in Chartres. On the train he is smitten by a woman and disappears from his family. The mystery is cleared in a diary which his son reads after his death.
Campfires of the resistance; poetry from the movement by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
The chosen peoples : America, Israel, and the ordeals of divine election by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Outlines a new approach to understanding the relationship between the United States and Israel, explaining that both nations embrace a philosophy that they were divinely chosen to influence the world for the better.
The murder of Albert Einstein by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and German and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Undying : a novel by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Professor Alan Meister is writing a book on Friedrich Nietzche's philosophy while coping with his own diagnosis and treatment for lymphoma. As the two projects overlap, he begins imagining Nietzsche as a companion.
Sexual stereotypes in the media ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
"More than ever before, Americans are being bombarded--and acculturated--by the media, and only discerning individuals will recognize the sexual biases that all too often are a part of each day's worth of information and entertainment. This program focuses on identifying and looking beyond categorical stereotypes of women, men, gays, and lesbians"--Container.
Busy being born by Todd Gitlin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The weather underground ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
In the early '70s, the radically enraged, bomb-planting fringe group call Weathermen had the distinction of being as alienated from the anti-war counterculture as the counterculture movement was from the rest of America. The group planned to blow up an empty building, but on March 6, 1970, an explosive accidentally went off in the New York Greenwich Village area, killing three of its own members and turning the rest of its members into outlaws on the run.
Watching television ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 libraries worldwide
The war within : America's battle over Vietnam by Tom Wells ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"The War Within" is a painfully engrossing account of America's internal battle over the Vietnam War. Hailed by critics of every persuasion, this absorbing narrative is the product of over a decade's worth of research: the author sifted through thousands of government and antiwar documents and interviewed virtually all of the key players on both sides of the fence, from Dean Rusk, John Ehrlichman, and H.R. Haldeman to Dave Dellinger, Phillip Berrigan, and Daniel Ellsberg. The result is this remarkable chronicle: the story of how a powerful grassroots movement ended our longest and least popular war. In these pages the Vietnam era comes to life through the words of scores of participants, who speak with candor and passion about this tumultuous time.
American poetry Arab-Israeli conflict Biography Bush, George W.--1946- Civic improvement Civics College students--Political activity Conflict of generations Conservatism Cultural pluralism Culture conflict Einstein, Albert,--1879-1955 Fathers and sons Fathers--Death Fiction History Illinois--Chicago Intellectual life Intellectuals Israel Jews--Election, Doctrine of Liberalism Manifest Destiny Mass media Mass media--Political aspects Multiculturalism Nationalism New Left Palestine in Judaism Physicists Political activists Political culture Political messianism Political participation Political poetry, American Political science Poor Radicalism Relations (Canon law) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) Right and left (Political science) Social history Social movements Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) Television broadcasting Television programs Television programs--Rating United States Women journalists Zionism
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