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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

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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
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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
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1952-
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Jenkins, Philip
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
LC call number
E839
LC item number
.J46 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social problems
  • Culture conflict
  • Conservatism
  • Political culture
  • Problèmes sociaux
  • Conflit culturel
  • Conservatisme
  • Culture politique
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • HISTORY
  • Conservatism
  • Culture conflict
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Social problems
  • United States
  • Politische Kultur
  • Sociale processen
  • Politieke cultuur
  • Cultuurverandering
  • USA
Label
Decade of nightmares : the end of the sixties and the making of eighties America, Philip Jenkins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-332) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mainstreaming the 1960s -- Going too far -- Against the grain -- The politics of children -- Predators -- Captive America : 1980 -- Into the Reagan era -- Evil empires -- Dark victories -- The abuse epidemic -- Wars without end
Control code
76966914
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (344 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429420945
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)76966914
Label
Decade of nightmares : the end of the sixties and the making of eighties America, Philip Jenkins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-332) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mainstreaming the 1960s -- Going too far -- Against the grain -- The politics of children -- Predators -- Captive America : 1980 -- Into the Reagan era -- Evil empires -- Dark victories -- The abuse epidemic -- Wars without end
Control code
76966914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (344 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429420945
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)76966914

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