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The Resource Dr. Strangelove's America : society and culture in the atomic age, Margot A. Henriksen

Dr. Strangelove's America : society and culture in the atomic age, Margot A. Henriksen

Label
Dr. Strangelove's America : society and culture in the atomic age
Title
Dr. Strangelove's America
Title remainder
society and culture in the atomic age
Statement of responsibility
Margot A. Henriksen
Title variation
Doctor Strangelove's America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Because there was little organized, extensive protest against nuclear weapons and nuclear proliferation until the 1980s, America's overall reaction to the bomb has been seen as acceptance or indifference. Henriksen argues instead that, in spite of the ease with which Cold War exigencies overrode all protests by scientists or others after the end of World War II, America's psyche was split as surely as the atom was split. In opposition to the "culture of consensus," which never questioned the pursuit of nuclear superiority, a "culture of dissent" was born. Its current of rebellion can be followed through all the forms of popular culture, and Henriksen evokes dozens of illuminating examples from the 1940s, '50s, and '60s
  • Did Dr. Strangelove's America really learn to "stop worrying and love the bomb," as the title of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film would have us believe? What has that darkly satirical comedy in common with the impassioned rhetoric of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech or with the beat of Elvis Presley's throbbing "I'm All Shook Up"? They all, in Margot Henriksen's vivid depiction of the decades after World War II, are expressions of a cultural revolution directly related to the atomic bomb
Cataloging source
DLC
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Henriksen, Margot A
Dewey number
973.9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.H49 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Kernwapens
Label
Dr. Strangelove's America : society and culture in the atomic age, Margot A. Henriksen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-435) 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
Preface: Dr. Strangelove's America: or How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Live with the Bomb -- Pt. 1. Knowing Sin: The Vertiginous End to American Innocence. Ch. 1. Top of the World: The Corrupting Contours of the Cold War. Ch. 2. Vertigo: The Unhinged Moral Universe of Cold War America -- Pt. 2. Psycho: The Emergence of a Schizoid America in the Age of Anxiety. Ch. 3. Duck and Cover: Civil Defense and Existential Anxiety in America. Ch. 4. The Snake Pit: America as an Asylum. Ch. 5. Wild Ones: Youths in Revolt against Adult America -- Pt. 3. Is God Dead? An American Awakening on the Eve of Destruction. Ch. 6. Time Enough at Last? The Bomb Shelter Craze and the Dawn of America's Moral Awakening. Ch. 7. Laughter and a New Myth of Life: Attacking the Menace of the American System. Ch. 8. Judgment Day: Dr. Strangelove's Cultural Revolution. Ch. 9. Godless Violence and Transcendent Hope: The American Nightmare Exposed and Contained
Control code
35835723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 451 pages
Isbn
9780520083103
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)35835723
Label
Dr. Strangelove's America : society and culture in the atomic age, Margot A. Henriksen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-435) 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
Preface: Dr. Strangelove's America: or How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Live with the Bomb -- Pt. 1. Knowing Sin: The Vertiginous End to American Innocence. Ch. 1. Top of the World: The Corrupting Contours of the Cold War. Ch. 2. Vertigo: The Unhinged Moral Universe of Cold War America -- Pt. 2. Psycho: The Emergence of a Schizoid America in the Age of Anxiety. Ch. 3. Duck and Cover: Civil Defense and Existential Anxiety in America. Ch. 4. The Snake Pit: America as an Asylum. Ch. 5. Wild Ones: Youths in Revolt against Adult America -- Pt. 3. Is God Dead? An American Awakening on the Eve of Destruction. Ch. 6. Time Enough at Last? The Bomb Shelter Craze and the Dawn of America's Moral Awakening. Ch. 7. Laughter and a New Myth of Life: Attacking the Menace of the American System. Ch. 8. Judgment Day: Dr. Strangelove's Cultural Revolution. Ch. 9. Godless Violence and Transcendent Hope: The American Nightmare Exposed and Contained
Control code
35835723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 451 pages
Isbn
9780520083103
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)35835723

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