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Demographic angst : cultural narratives and American films of the 1950s

Author: Alan Nadel
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that mandated normativity - as a political agenda and a social ethic - precluded explicit expression of the anxiety produced by America's radically reconfigured postwar population. Alan Nadel  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nadel, Alan, 1947-
Demographic angst.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017038999
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Nadel
ISBN: 9780813565507 0813565502 9780813565491 0813565499
OCLC Number: 1020296927
Description: xiii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The character of post-World War II America --
Singin' in the (HUAC) rain: job security, stardom, and the abjection of Lena Lamont --
It's all about Eve --
"What starts like a scary tale ... ": the right to work On the waterfront --
"Life could not better be": disorganized labor, the little man and the court jester --
Citizens of the free world unite: international tourism and postwar identity in Roman holiday, Teahouse of the August moon, and Sayonara --
Expedient exaggeration and the scale of Cold War farce in North by northwest --
Defiant desegregation with no (liberal) way out --
"'I want to be in America': urban integration, Pan American friendship, and West Side story."
Responsibility: Alan Nadel.

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"Engaging and thought-provoking."--Philadelphia Inquirer "Nadel's meticulously worked out argument puts Maher's casual polemic on a solid foundation. As much as the book promises to enjoy longevity Read more...

 
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