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The democratic surround : multimedia & American liberalism from World War II to the psychedelic sixties

Author: Fred Turner
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We commonly think of the psychedelic sixties as an explosion of creative energy and freedom that arose in direct revolt against the social restraint and authoritarian hierarchy of the early Cold War years. Yet, as Fred Turner reveals in The Democratic Surround, the decades that brought us the Korean War and communist witch hunts also witnessed an extraordinary turn toward explicitly democratic, open, and inclusive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Turner
ISBN: 9780226817460 0226817466
OCLC Number: 834409169
Description: 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1- World War II and the making of the democratic surround : Where did all the fascists come from? --
World War II and the question of national character --
The new language of vision --
The new landscape of sound --
Part 2. The democratic surround in the Cold War : The Cold War and the democratic personality --
The Museum of Modern Art makes the world a family --
Therapeutic nationalism --
The coming of the counterculture.
Responsibility: Fred Turner.

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