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The Resource Decade of nightmares : the end of the sixties and the making of eighties America, Philip Jenkins

Decade of nightmares : the end of the sixties and the making of eighties America, Philip Jenkins

Label
Decade of nightmares : the end of the sixties and the making of eighties America
Title
Decade of nightmares
Title remainder
the end of the sixties and the making of eighties America
Statement of responsibility
Philip Jenkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on a wide array of sources--including tabloid journalism, popular fiction, movies, and television shows--Philip Jenkins argues that a remarkable confluence of panics, scares, and a few genuine threats created a climate of fear that led to the conservative reaction. He identifies 1975 to 1986 as the watershed years. During this time, he says, there was a sharp increase in perceived threats to our security at home and abroad. At home, America seemed to be threatened by monstrous criminals--serial killers, child abusers, Satanic cults, and predatory drug dealers, to name just a few. On the international scene, we were confronted by the Soviet Union and its evil empire, by OPEC with its stranglehold on global oil, by the Ayatollahs who made hostages of our diplomats in Iran. Increasingly, these dangers began to be described in terms of moral evil. Rejecting the radicalism of the '60s, which many saw as the source of the crisis, Americans adopted a more pessimistic interpretation of human behavior, which harked back to much older themes in American culture. This simpler but darker vision ultimately brought us Ronald Reagan and the ascendancy of the political Right, which more than two decades later shows no sign of loosening its grip.--from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenkins, Philip
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
LC call number
E839
LC item number
.J46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social problems
  • Culture conflict
  • Conservatism
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Decade of nightmares : the end of the sixties and the making of eighties America, Philip Jenkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [292]-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mainstreaming the 1960s -- Going too far : Bicentennial America -- Against the grain -- The politics of children : 1977 -- Predators -- Captive America : 1980 -- Into the Reagan era -- Evil empires -- Dark victories -- The abuse epidemic -- Wars without end
Control code
61204278
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780195178661
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005020159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195178661
Label
Decade of nightmares : the end of the sixties and the making of eighties America, Philip Jenkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [292]-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mainstreaming the 1960s -- Going too far : Bicentennial America -- Against the grain -- The politics of children : 1977 -- Predators -- Captive America : 1980 -- Into the Reagan era -- Evil empires -- Dark victories -- The abuse epidemic -- Wars without end
Control code
61204278
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780195178661
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005020159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195178661

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