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Containment culture : American narrative, postmodernism, and the atomic age

Author: Alan Nadel
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1995.
Series: New Americanists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nadel, Alan, 1947-
Containment culture.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)604496325
Online version:
Nadel, Alan, 1947-
Containment culture.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)608991957
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Nadel
ISBN: 082231701X 9780822317012 0822316994 9780822316992
OCLC Number: 32430120
Description: xiii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The Straight Story and the Dual Nature. 1. Appearance, Containment, and Atomic Power. 2. History, Science, and Hiroshima --
pt. II. Containment Culture. 3. Rhetoric, Sanity, and the Cold War: The Significance of Holden Caulfield's Testimony. 4. God's Law and the Wide Screen: The Ten Commandments as Cold War "Epic" 5. Lady and (or) the Tramp: Sexual Containment and the Domestic Playboy --
pt. III. Double or Nothing. 6. The Invasion of Postmodernism: The Catch-22 of the Bay of Pigs and Liberty Valance. 7. The Rules for Free Speech: Speech Act Theory and the Free Speech Movement --
pt. IV. Two Nations Too. 8. My Country Too: Time, Place, and African American Identity in the Work of John A. Williams. 9. Race, Rights, Gender, and Personal Narrative: The Archaeology of "Self" in Meridian --
Coda: Democracy. 10. Failed Cultural Narratives: America in the Postwar Era and the Story of Democracy.
Series Title: New Americanists.
Responsibility: Alan Nadel.
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