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The Resource The 1970s : a new global history from civil rights to economic inequality, Thomas Borstelmann

The 1970s : a new global history from civil rights to economic inequality, Thomas Borstelmann

Label
The 1970s : a new global history from civil rights to economic inequality
Title
The 1970s
Title remainder
a new global history from civil rights to economic inequality
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Borstelmann
Title variation
Nineteen seventies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 1970s looks at an iconic decade when the cultural left and economic right came to the fore in American society and the world at large. While many have seen the 1970s as simply a period of failures epitomized by Watergate, inflation, the oil crisis, global unrest, and disillusionment with military efforts in Vietnam, Thomas Borstelmann creates a new framework for understanding the period and its legacy. He demonstrates how the 1970s increased social inclusiveness and, at the same time, encouraged commitments to the free market and wariness of government. As a result, American culture and much of the rest of the world became more--and less--equal
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909.82/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E839
  • E839
LC item number
  • .B59 2012
  • .B59 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
America in the world
Label
The 1970s : a new global history from civil rights to economic inequality, Thomas Borstelmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Crosscurrents of crisis in 1970s America : trouble abroad, corruption at home, conservatism and the distrust of government, economic insecurity, turning inward -- The rising tide of equality and democratic reform : women in the public sphere, women in the private sphere, the many frontiers of equality, political reform, resistance -- The spread of market values : a sea change of principles, the economy goes south, globalization's gathering speed, from citizenship to deregulation, market solutions for every problem, a freer market, a coarser culture -- The retreat of empires and the global advance of the market : the emergence of human rights, European empires and Southern Africa, the Soviet Empire, the American empire, the Israeli exception, the retreat of the state, China and the hollowing out of socialism -- Resistance to the new hyper-individualism : the environmentalist challenge, religious resurgence at home, religious resurgence in Israel, religious resurgence in the Muslim world, Jimmy Carter as a man of his times -- More and less equal since the 1970s : evidence to the contrary, inclusiveness ascending, markets persisting, unrestrained consumption, inequality rising
Control code
sky235367791
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 401 p.
Isbn
9780691141565
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011007790
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The 1970s : a new global history from civil rights to economic inequality, Thomas Borstelmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Crosscurrents of crisis in 1970s America : trouble abroad, corruption at home, conservatism and the distrust of government, economic insecurity, turning inward -- The rising tide of equality and democratic reform : women in the public sphere, women in the private sphere, the many frontiers of equality, political reform, resistance -- The spread of market values : a sea change of principles, the economy goes south, globalization's gathering speed, from citizenship to deregulation, market solutions for every problem, a freer market, a coarser culture -- The retreat of empires and the global advance of the market : the emergence of human rights, European empires and Southern Africa, the Soviet Empire, the American empire, the Israeli exception, the retreat of the state, China and the hollowing out of socialism -- Resistance to the new hyper-individualism : the environmentalist challenge, religious resurgence at home, religious resurgence in Israel, religious resurgence in the Muslim world, Jimmy Carter as a man of his times -- More and less equal since the 1970s : evidence to the contrary, inclusiveness ascending, markets persisting, unrestrained consumption, inequality rising
Control code
sky235367791
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 401 p.
Isbn
9780691141565
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011007790
Other physical details
ill.

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