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Author Kutulas, Judy, 1953- author.

Title After Aquarius dawned : how the revolutions of the sixties became the popular culture of the seventies / Judy Kutulas.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    306.0973 KUT    DUE 01-27-20
Description xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-247) and index.
Contents Introduction -- I feel the earth move : redefining love and sex -- The look I want to know better : style and the new man -- You're gonna make it after all : the Mary Tyler Moore Show helps redefine family -- Different strokes for different folks : roots, family, and history -- Obviously queer : gay-themed television, the remaking of sexual identity, and the family-values backlash -- Don't drink the Kool-Aid : the Jonestown tragedy, the press, and the new American sensibility -- Conclusions : free to be, you and me.
Summary "In this book, Judy Kutulas complicates the common view that the 1970s were a time of counterrevolution against the radical activities and attitudes of the previous decade. Instead, Kutulas argues that the experiences and attitudes that were radical in the 1960s were becoming part of mainstream culture in the 1970s, as sexual freedom, gender equality, and more complex notions of identity, work, and family were normalized through popular culture--television, movies, music, political causes, and the emergence of new communities. Even as these cultural shifts eventually gave way to a backlash of political and economic conservatism, Kutulas shows that what critics perceive as the narcissism of the 1970s was actually the next logical step in a longer process of assimilating 1960s values like individuality and diversity into everyday life. Exploring such issues as feminism, sexuality, and race, Kutulas demonstrates how popular culture helped many Americans make sense of key transformations in U.S. economics, society, politics, and culture in the late twentieth century." --Back cover.
Subject Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social values -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Radicalism in mass media -- History -- 20th century.
Nineteen sixties.
Nineteen seventies.
ISBN 9781469632902 hardcover ; alkaline paper
146963290X hardcover ; alkaline paper

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