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All in the family : the realignment of American democracy since the 1960s

Author: Robert O Self
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Historians have sought to explain the nation's profound political realignment from the 1960s to the 2000s, five decades that witnessed the fracturing of liberalism and the rise of the conservative right. Self argues that the separate threads of that realignment-- from civil rights to women's rights, from abortion wars to gay marriage-- all ran through the politicized American family. This establishment of new rights  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert O Self
ISBN: 9780809095025 0809095025 9780809026746 0809026740
OCLC Number: 768728945
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 518 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 --
No steelworkers and no plumbers: liberalism in trouble --
A strange but righteous power: the breadwinner conservatism of forgotten Americans --
A process of coming out: from liberation to gay politics --
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.
Responsibility: Robert O. Self.


Shows how movements on the liberal left that demanded equal rights and greater government protection inadvertently elicited conservative activism that sought to restore the nuclear family under the  Read more...
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Self . . . has heroically researched the history of the culture wars from the early 1960s to the present. He offers a provocative analysis that accounts for today's alliance between small-government Read more...

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