All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s #(2020)
- Title: All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s
- Author: Robert O. Self
- ISBN: 9780809095025
- Page: 302
- Format: Hardcover
All In The Family The Realignment Of American Democracy Since The 1960s, by Self, Robert O.
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Solid overview of political, social and cultural realignment on some hot button social issues from the Great Society to today, namely gay rights, feminism, and abortion.It s really a 3.5 star given so few other reviews, I almost rated it 4, not 3 But, if necessary, I ll come back and change it.Issues 1 There s little new, especially if your politics is to the left of today s neoliberal Democrats and you read outside the normal boxes.2 It s a bit dry at times.3 For all of Self s asides about whit [...]
This book is largely about the realignment of American politics since about 1964 until the early eighties It starts off with Johnsons civil rights acts and the war on poverty as the culmination of the New Deals assumptions of Male Breadwinner Liberalism Manhood was an unchallenged assumption and the nuclear family was the ideal if not a reality for most families The assumption that the state should support male breadwinners was taken as a granted in plans of building the welfare state in the mid [...]
Pretty balanced account of social changes in the U.S from the 1960s through the 1980s.The theme of family and its redefinition during these years which coincided with my childhood and youth is novel and persuasive.
Looks fascinating but i probably will never get through all 528 pages.
I told myself that I wouldn t get as angry reading this book as I did the first time, but nope totally pissed Fuck straight white dudes.
This book was a bit long to get through, and it was breadth than depth about the subject matter how breadwinner liberalism became breadwinner conservatism, and led to the development of the New Right in American politics but I appreciated how he layered so many events in the narrative so that we could see the themes and motives he mentioned as they developed through the 1960s 1980s To think that 30% of the nation has been able to use their influence to create a right oriented conservative govern [...]
long but worth every word.
Excellent premise, with good supporting evidence Self argues that the realignment of American politics from liberal to conservative over the past four decades was driven by challenges to gender and sexual roles and which vision predominated The book explores the various male and female roles, how traditional roles came under assault during the 1960s, and the conservative counter reaction These roles, Self argues, are one of society s guiding mythologies, and shape how society is ordered Rather t [...]
An exhaustively researched and generally engagingly written examination of the shifting sociopolitical attitudes in the United States from Kennedy through Clinton Professor Self is particularly adroit in describing the archetypes that politicians and pundits used in framing their rhetoric As an outgrowth of the booming post World War II society, the idea of breadwinner liberalism gained a strong foothold, canonizing the dynamic of Dad going to work while Mom stayed home to raise the children Whi [...]
A solid and comprehensive review of US political history from 1960 through 2008 The book is an excellent overview and paints a full picture of how politics has evolved as Self casts it from breadwinner liberalism to breadwinner conservatism and how politics of other identities has both reacted to and shaped this arc Self chooses comprehensiveness over narrative, and the result is a book that tends to wander between time periods, topics, and frames This gives it a somewhat zig zag feel It s not a [...]
An exhaustively researched and detailed narrative of the years from the mid 1960s to the early 1990s in the American realms of politics, sex, education, labor, gender and religion The usual suspects Nixon, feminists, gays, Carter, Reagan, et al make appearances Good, but kind of academic.
I thought this book was alright It was interesting to see the social changes that occurred in America between 1960 and 1980 If you re into American politics and movements, you ll probably enjoy this book a whole lot than I did.
Yawn Maybe another day when I m desperate for sleep.
Wow Comprehensive look at the shift from breadwinner liberalism to breadwinner conservatism starting with the 1960s Great Society and ending with the early 2000s.
I reviewed this book for The New Republic in December 2012 newrepublic book revie
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