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The Resource Demographic angst : cultural narratives and American films of the 1950s, Alan Nadel

Demographic angst : cultural narratives and American films of the 1950s, Alan Nadel

Label
Demographic angst : cultural narratives and American films of the 1950s
Title
Demographic angst
Title remainder
cultural narratives and American films of the 1950s
Statement of responsibility
Alan Nadel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prolific literature, both popular and scholarly, depicts America in the period of the High Cold War as being obsessed with normality, implicitly figuring the postwar period as a return to the way of life that had been put on hold, first by the Great Depression and then by Pearl Harbor. Demographic Angst argues that mandated normativity-as a political agenda and a social ethic-precluded explicit expression of the anxiety produced by America's radically reconfigured postwar population. Alan Nadel explores influential non-fiction books, magazine articles, and public documents in conjunction with films such as Singin' in the Rain, On the Waterfront, Sunset Boulevard, and Sayonara, to examine how these films worked through fresh anxieties that emerged during the 1950s
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Nadel, Alan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Cold War in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Cold War (1945-1989) in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
Label
Demographic angst : cultural narratives and American films of the 1950s, Alan Nadel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The character of post-World War II America -- Singin' in the (HUAC) rain: job security, stardom, and the abjection of Lena Lamont -- It's all about Eve -- "What starts like a scary tale ... ": the right to work On the waterfront -- "Life could not better be": disorganized labor, the little man and the court jester -- Citizens of the free world unite: international tourism and postwar identity in Roman holiday, Teahouse of the August moon, and Sayonara -- Expedient exaggeration and the scale of Cold War farce in North by northwest -- Defiant desegregation with no (liberal) way out -- "'I want to be in America': urban integration, Pan American friendship, and West Side story."
Control code
on1001287883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813565507
Lccn
2017038999
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001287883
Label
Demographic angst : cultural narratives and American films of the 1950s, Alan Nadel
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The character of post-World War II America -- Singin' in the (HUAC) rain: job security, stardom, and the abjection of Lena Lamont -- It's all about Eve -- "What starts like a scary tale ... ": the right to work On the waterfront -- "Life could not better be": disorganized labor, the little man and the court jester -- Citizens of the free world unite: international tourism and postwar identity in Roman holiday, Teahouse of the August moon, and Sayonara -- Expedient exaggeration and the scale of Cold War farce in North by northwest -- Defiant desegregation with no (liberal) way out -- "'I want to be in America': urban integration, Pan American friendship, and West Side story."
Control code
on1001287883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813565507
Lccn
2017038999
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001287883

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