Politics, Power, & Playboy

The American Mindset of the 1960s

by Dr. Marian Mollin

DescriptionTable of ContentsDetailsHashtagsReport an issue

Book Description

The 1960s was a time of reform and revolution in America, brought on by individuals willing to challenge political, social, and cultural norms. Politics, Power, & Playboy explores the American mindset during this turbulent and transformative time in American history. Each chapter examines instances of Americans confronting power, whether it be public support for President John F. Kennedy, antiwar protests at Virginia universities, the sexual revolution, or the Black Power and Black is Beautiful movements. Altogether, these chapters will help readers appreciate the crucial events and movements of a decade that would deeply shape the course of American history.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). You can download Politics, Power, & Playboy ebook for free in PDF format (7.5 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
The Battle for Political Predominance: The Development of the California Conservative and Liberal Identity
Chapter 2
John F. Kennedy: A Man of the People
Chapter 3
Red on the Horizon: The Cuban Missile Crisis and the 1963 Limited Test Ban Treaty
Chapter 4
Atlanta's Model Cities Program: A Boondoggle, Farce, and Ultimate Failure
Chapter 5
Comparing Rivals: Antiwar Protests at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech
Chapter 6
SNCC Identity: From Interracial Nonviolence to Black Power
Chapter 7
The Color of Culture: The Black Power Movement and American Popular Culture
Chapter 8
Black Is Beautiful: Mirroring the Media
Chapter 9
Cosmopolitan and Playboy: Complicated Beauty Ideals and 1960s Feminism

Book Details

Publisher
Virginia Tech Publishing
Published
2019
Pages
171
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781949373103
ISBN10
194937310X
ISBN13 Digital
9781949373110
ISBN10 Digital
1949373118
PDF Size
7.5 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

Related Books

Taking the EU to Court
This book provides an exhaustive picture of the role that annulment conflicts play in the EU multilevel system. Based on a rich dataset of annulment actions since the 1960s and a number of in-depth case studies, it explores the political dimension of annulment litigation, which has become an increasingly relevant judicial tool in the struggle over ...
The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya
This highly original and timely collection brings together case studies from salient areas of the Himalayan region to explore the politics of language contact. Promoting a linguistically and historically grounded perspective, The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya offers nuanced insights into language and its relation to power in this geo...
When Right Makes Might
Why do great powers accommodate the rise of some challengers but contain and confront others, even at the risk of war? When Right Makes Might proposes that the ways in which a rising power legitimizes its expansionist aims significantly shapes great power responses. Stacie E. Goddard theorizes that when faced with a new challenger, great powers wil...
Asian Century… on a Knife-edge
This book delves into the widely held belief that the 21st century will be the "Asian Century" by examining the Asia's rapid economic development in the post-war era and the challenges it faces in forging ahead of world leaders in the West.The impact of the current turbulent global political climate on Asia is critically analyzed, employi...
Environmental Governance in Latin America
The multiple purposes of nature - livelihood for communities, revenues for states, commodities for companies, and biodiversity for conservationists - have turned environmental governance in Latin America into a highly contested arena. In such a resource-rich region, unequal power relations, conflicting priorities, and trade-offs among multiple goal...
Russia's Turn to the East
This book explores if and how Russian policies towards the Far East region of the country – and East Asia more broadly – have changed since the onset of the Ukraine crisis and Russia's annexation of Crimea. Following the 2014 annexation and the subsequent enactment of a sanctions regime against the country, the Kremlin has emphasized the easter...