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The Resource The bad sixties : Hollywood memories of the counterculture, antiwar, and Black power movements, Kristen Hoerl

The bad sixties : Hollywood memories of the counterculture, antiwar, and Black power movements, Kristen Hoerl

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The bad sixties : Hollywood memories of the counterculture, antiwar, and Black power movements
Title
The bad sixties
Title remainder
Hollywood memories of the counterculture, antiwar, and Black power movements
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Kristen Hoerl
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ongoing interest in the turmoil of the 1960s clearly demonstrates how these social conflicts continue to affect contemporary politics. In The Bad Sixties: Hollywood Memories of the Counterculture, Antiwar, and Black Power Movements, Kristen Hoerl focuses on fictionalized portrayals of 1960s activism in popular television and film. Hoerl shows how Hollywood has perpetuated politics deploring the detrimental consequences of the 1960s on traditional American values. During the decade, people collectively raised fundamental questions about the limits of democracy under capitalism. But Hollywood has proved dismissive, if not adversarial, to the role of dissent in fostering progressive social change. Film and television are salient resources of shared understanding for audiences born after the 1960s because movies and television programs are the most accessible visual medium for observing the decade's social movements. Hoerl indicates that a variety of television programs, such as Family Ties, The Wonder Years, and Law and Order, along with Hollywood films, including Forrest Gump, have reinforced images of the "bad sixties." These stories portray a period in which urban riots, antiwar protests, sexual experimentation, drug abuse, and feminism led to national division and moral decay. According to Hoerl, these messages supply distorted civics lessons about what we should value and how we might legitimately participate in our democracy."--Provided by publisher
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MsSM/DLC/DLC
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Hoerl, Kristen,
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Race, rhetoric, and media series
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  • Motion pictures and history
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Politics in motion pictures
  • Black power
  • Motion pictures
  • Black power
  • Motion pictures and history
  • Motion pictures
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Politics in motion pictures
  • United States
Label
The bad sixties : Hollywood memories of the counterculture, antiwar, and Black power movements, Kristen Hoerl
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: selective amnesia in Hollywood's imagined sixties -- The sixties in history and entertainment memory -- Growing up from the counterculture in family ties and the wonder years -- Good citizens, ambivalent activists, and macho militants in Forrest Gump and the '60s -- Traumatic victimhood or Black rage? Contrasting visions of Black power -- The criminalization of late sixties militancy in television police procedurals -- Conclusion: contestation over sixties memory in the new millennium
Control code
1011179353
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 229 pages
Isbn
9781496817235
Lccn
2017055601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011179353
Label
The bad sixties : Hollywood memories of the counterculture, antiwar, and Black power movements, Kristen Hoerl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: selective amnesia in Hollywood's imagined sixties -- The sixties in history and entertainment memory -- Growing up from the counterculture in family ties and the wonder years -- Good citizens, ambivalent activists, and macho militants in Forrest Gump and the '60s -- Traumatic victimhood or Black rage? Contrasting visions of Black power -- The criminalization of late sixties militancy in television police procedurals -- Conclusion: contestation over sixties memory in the new millennium
Control code
1011179353
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 229 pages
Isbn
9781496817235
Lccn
2017055601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011179353

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