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The Resource Madness in Cold War America, (electronic resource )

Madness in Cold War America, (electronic resource )

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Madness in Cold War America
Title
Madness in Cold War America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the story of how madness came to play a prominent part in America's political and cultural debates. It argues that metaphors of madness rise to unprecedented popularity amidst the domestic struggles of the early Cold War and become a pre-eminent way of understanding the relationship between politics and culture in the United States. In linking the individual psyche to society, psychopathology contributes to issues central to post-World War II society: a dramatic extension of state power, the fate of the individual in bureaucratic society, the political function of emotions, and the limits to admissible dissent. Such vocabulary may accuse opponents of being crazy. Yet at stake is a fundamental error of judgment, for which madness provides welcome metaphors across US diplomacy and psychiatry, social movements and criticism, literature and film. In the process, major parties and whole historical eras, literary movements and social groups are declared insane. Reacting against violence at home and war abroad, countercultural authors oppose a sane madness to irrational reason--romanticizing the wisdom of the schizophrenic and paranoia's superior insight. As the Sixties give way to a plurality of lifestyles an alternative vision arrives: of a madness now become so widespread and ordinary that it may, finally, escape pathology."--Provided by publisher.--
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Dunst, Alexander,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Routledge Studies in Cultural History
  • T&F EBS eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metaphor
  • Politics and culture
  • Popular culture
  • Counterculture
  • United States
  • Cold War
  • Psychoses
  • United States
Label
Madness in Cold War America, (electronic resource )
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315668338
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315668338
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315668338
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1014365075
Label
Madness in Cold War America, (electronic resource )
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315668338
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315668338
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315668338
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1014365075

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