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Getting loose : lifestyle consumption in the 1970s

Author: Sam Binkley
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
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Binkley describes the rise of a genre of lifestyle publishing that emerged from a network of small offbeat presses, mostly located on the West Coast. Amateurish and rough in production quality, these popular books and magazines blended Eastern mysticism, Freudian psychology, environmental ecology, and romantic American pastoralism as they offered "expert" advice-about how to be more in touch with the natural world,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Binkley, Sam, 1963-
Getting loose.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Binkley
ISBN: 9780822339731 0822339730 9780822339892 0822339897
OCLC Number: 74941137
Description: xii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Mediated immediacy : living in the now --
Of swingers and organization men : loose modernities --
Experts unbound : intimate professionals and the value of lifestyle --
Book as tool : lifestyle print culture and the West Coast publishing boom --
Being one : from knowledge to consciousness in the spaceship society --
Loving each other : from phony to real in the new togetherness --
Letting it all hang out : from mind to muscle in the relaxed body --
Conclusion: Morning in America : pulling in the slack.
Responsibility: Sam Binkley.
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Through a sociological analysis of the countercultural print culture of the 1970s, this title investigates the dissemination of these self-loosening narratives and their widespread appeal to  Read more...


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"Getting Loose is a work of historical sociology that both draws on and challenges central theoretical perspectives on consumption and consumer culture, identity, postmodernism and late modernity, Read more...

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