The Resource A nation of outsiders : how the white middle class fell in love with rebellion in postwar America, Grace Elizabeth Hale

A nation of outsiders : how the white middle class fell in love with rebellion in postwar America, Grace Elizabeth Hale

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A nation of outsiders : how the white middle class fell in love with rebellion in postwar America
Title
A nation of outsiders
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how the white middle class fell in love with rebellion in postwar America
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Grace Elizabeth Hale
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At mid-century, Americans increasingly fell in love with characters like Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the rye and Marlon Brando's Johnny in The wild one, musicians like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan, and activists like the members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. These emotions enabled some middle-class whites to cut free of their own histories and identify with those who, while lacking economic, political, or social privilege, seemed to possess instead vital cultural resources and a depth of feeling not found in "grey flannel" America. This book looks at why so many white middle-class Americans chose to re-imagine themselves as outsiders in the second half of the twentieth century and explains how this shift changed American culture and society. Love for outsiders launched the politics of both the New Left and the New Right. From the mid-sixties through the eighties, it flourished in the hippie counterculture, the back-to-the-land movement, the Jesus People movement, and among fundamentalist and Pentecostal Christians working to position their traditional isolation and separatism as strengths. Ultimately, the romance of the outsider provided a creative resolution to an intractable mid-century cultural and political conflict-the struggle between the desire for self-determination and autonomy and the desire for a morally meaningful and authentic life
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DLC
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Hale, Grace Elizabeth
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.H338 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Popular culture
  • Whites
  • Middle class
  • Dissenters
  • Counterculture
  • Social psychology
  • United States
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A nation of outsiders : how the white middle class fell in love with rebellion in postwar America, Grace Elizabeth Hale
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Outsiders and rebels -- Lost children of plenty : growing up as rebellion -- Rebel music : minstrelsy, rock and roll, and beat writing -- Black as folk : the folk music revival, the civil rights movement, and Bob Dylan -- Rebels on the right : conservatives as outsiders in liberal America -- New white negroes in action : students for a democratic society, the economic research and action project, and freedom summer -- Too much love : black power and the search for other outsiders -- The making of Christian countercultures : God's outsiders from the Jesus People to Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority -- Rescue : Christian outsiders in action in the anti-abortion movement -- Conclusion : the cost of rebellion
Control code
ocn613645840
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 386 pages
Isbn
9780195393132
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010018091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)613645840
Label
A nation of outsiders : how the white middle class fell in love with rebellion in postwar America, Grace Elizabeth Hale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : Outsiders and rebels -- Lost children of plenty : growing up as rebellion -- Rebel music : minstrelsy, rock and roll, and beat writing -- Black as folk : the folk music revival, the civil rights movement, and Bob Dylan -- Rebels on the right : conservatives as outsiders in liberal America -- New white negroes in action : students for a democratic society, the economic research and action project, and freedom summer -- Too much love : black power and the search for other outsiders -- The making of Christian countercultures : God's outsiders from the Jesus People to Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority -- Rescue : Christian outsiders in action in the anti-abortion movement -- Conclusion : the cost of rebellion
Control code
ocn613645840
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 386 pages
Isbn
9780195393132
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010018091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)613645840

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