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In praise of decadence, Jeff Riggenbach

Label
In praise of decadence
Title
In praise of decadence
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Riggenbach
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • It is easy to find fault with the turbulent sixties in America, and many do - focusing on such themes as free love and the decline of the family, racial unrest and the crisis of the cities, and the virtual disappearance of civility in the public square. Yet, Riggenbach contends, after a detailed examination of the critics' arguments on these issues, that while decadence does have its downside - it has made our society a ruder and cruder one in many ways - it has also enriched us beyond our wildest dreams and has given us much more to be thankful for than to lament
  • The legendary 1960s were the seedbed for many of the social changes evident all around us today. In this book, Jeff Riggenbach takes a long, hard look at that fabulous decade and sees something a bit different from anything anyone has ever seen there before. The members of the sixties generation, he argues, were never devoted to left-wing or progressive ideals in the first place - so, contrary to conventional liberal and conservative wisdom, they never had to fall away from any such ideals in order to wallow in the self-actualizing, acquisitive seventies, eighties, and nineties
  • Politically, the members of the sixties generation - the famed "baby boomers" - have always been more libertarian than anyone expected. In the end, he maintains, the sixties was a seminal decade because it ushered in a period of spreading and deepening cultural decadence which still shows no sign of abating
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riggenbach, Jeff
Dewey number
306/.0973/0904
Index
index present
LC call number
HN58
LC item number
.R53 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social values
  • Political culture
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Liberty
  • Individualism
  • Liberty
Label
In praise of decadence, Jeff Riggenbach
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-203) 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
Control code
39606727
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781573922463
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98037930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
In praise of decadence, Jeff Riggenbach
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-203) 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
Control code
39606727
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781573922463
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98037930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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