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The sixties

Author: Jenny Diski
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2009.
Series: Big ideas/small books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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What was Jenny Diski doing in the sixties? A lot: dropping out, taking drugs, buying clothes, having sex, demonstrating, and spending time in mental hospitals. Now, as Diski herself turns sixty years old, she examines what has been lost in the purple haze of nostalgia and selective memory of that era, what endures, and what has always been the same.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
History
Named Person: Jenny Diski; Jenny Diski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Diski
ISBN: 9780312427214 0312427212
OCLC Number: 316019117
Notes: "Picador paperback original"--Cover.
Originally published: London : Profile Books Ltd., 2009.
Description: 148 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Consuming the Sixties --
2. Altering Realities --
3. Body Work --
4. Remaking the World --
5. Projecting the Future --
6. Changing Our Minds --
Notes.
Series Title: Big ideas/small books.
Responsibility: Jenny Diski.

Abstract:

What was Jenny Diski doing in the sixties? A lot: dropping out, taking drugs, buying clothes, having sex, demonstrating, and spending time in mental hospitals. Now, as Diski herself turns sixty years old, she examines what has been lost in the purple haze of nostalgia and selective memory of that era, what endures, and what has always been the same.

"From the vantage point of London, she takes stock of the sexual revolution, the fashion, the drug culture, and the psychiatric movements and education systems of the day. What she discovers is that the ideas of the sixties often paved the way for their antithesis, and that by confusing liberation and libertarianism, a new kind of radicalism would take over both in Britain and America."--Publisher description.

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