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The age of American unreason, Susan Jacoby

Label
The age of American unreason
Title
The age of American unreason
Statement of responsibility
Susan Jacoby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: A cultural history of the last forty years, The Age of American Unreason focuses on the convergence of social forces-usually treated as separate entities-that has created a perfect storm of anti-rationalism. These include the upsurge of religious fundamentalism, with more political power today than ever before; the failure of public education to create an informed citizenry; and the triumph of video over print culture. Sparing neither the right nor the left, Jacoby asserts that Americans today have embraced a universe of "junk thought" that makes almost no effort to separate fact from opinion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacoby, Susan
Dewey number
973.91
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.Z83
LC item number
J33 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
  • Reason
  • Social values
  • Social psychology
  • National characteristics, American
Label
The age of American unreason, Susan Jacoby
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0719/2007021562.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-332) 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
Introduction -- 1: The way we live now: just us folks -- 2: The way we lived then: intellect and ignorance in a young nation -- 3: Social pseudoscience in the morning of America's culture wars -- 4: Reds, pinkos, fellow travelers -- 5: Middlebrow culture from noon to twilight -- 6: Blaming it on the sixties -- 7: Legacies: youth culture and celebrity culture -- 8: New old-time religion -- 9: Junk thought -- 10: The culture of distraction -- 11: Public life: defining dumbness downward -- Conclusion: Cultural conservation -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn140101081
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 356 pages
Isbn
9780375423741
Lccn
2007021562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375423741
System control number
(OCoLC)140101081
Label
The age of American unreason, Susan Jacoby
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0719/2007021562.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-332) 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
Introduction -- 1: The way we live now: just us folks -- 2: The way we lived then: intellect and ignorance in a young nation -- 3: Social pseudoscience in the morning of America's culture wars -- 4: Reds, pinkos, fellow travelers -- 5: Middlebrow culture from noon to twilight -- 6: Blaming it on the sixties -- 7: Legacies: youth culture and celebrity culture -- 8: New old-time religion -- 9: Junk thought -- 10: The culture of distraction -- 11: Public life: defining dumbness downward -- Conclusion: Cultural conservation -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn140101081
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 356 pages
Isbn
9780375423741
Lccn
2007021562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375423741
System control number
(OCoLC)140101081

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