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The Resource Modernity and the Great Depression : the transformation of American society, 1930-1941, Kenneth J. Bindas, (electronic resource)

Modernity and the Great Depression : the transformation of American society, 1930-1941, Kenneth J. Bindas, (electronic resource)

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Modernity and the Great Depression : the transformation of American society, 1930-1941
Title
Modernity and the Great Depression
Title remainder
the transformation of American society, 1930-1941
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth J. Bindas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Order, planning, and reason-in the depths of the Great Depression, with the nation teetering on the brink of collapse, this was what was needed. And this, Kenneth J. Bindas suggests, was what the ideas and ideals of modernity offered-a way to make sense of the chaos all around. InModernity and the Great Depression, Bindas offers a new perspective on the provenance and power of modernist thought and practice in early twentieth-century America.In the midst of a terrible economic, social, and political crisis, modernism provided an alternative to the response of many traditional moralists and religious leaders. Promoting a faith based in reason, organization, and planning, modernists espoused a salvation that was not eternal but rather temporal, tangible, and, for a generation with so little to hold onto, eminently practical-one that found virtue in pleasure and private pursuits. After surveying the contested definitional terrain of "modernism" and "modernity," Bindas tracks their course and influence through such government programs as the Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Youth Administration; in the massive American Expositions and World's Fairs that heralded progress and a better future; on the efforts of women interior decorators to update and enhance the comforts of the modern home; and-thanks to the proliferation of electricity and radio-on the popular and high-culture musical recordings and broadcasts that reinforced a shift away from traditional modes of performance and reception.In the transformation he describes, Bindas also locates the limits of modernism's influence, as later generations confronted the spiritual shortcomings of its ultra-rationalist and materialist paradigm.--
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Bindas, Kenneth J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
  • CultureAmerica
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  • Social change
  • Depressions
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Civilization, Modern
  • United States
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Modernity and the Great Depression : the transformation of American society, 1930-1941, Kenneth J. Bindas, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-257) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Order, planning, and reason -- The end of times : defining modernity in the 1930s -- A new model army : the Civilian Conservation Corps, the National Youth Administration, and modernity -- Salvation awaits : expositions, world's fairs, and modernity -- A woman's place/a family's hearth : interior decorators and modernity -- Sounds for the Modern Age : music as celebration of modernity -- Epilogue. New directions and challenges : the postwar divide
Control code
ybp13814013
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780700624003
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)978352149
Label
Modernity and the Great Depression : the transformation of American society, 1930-1941, Kenneth J. Bindas, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1mtz762
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-257) and index
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
Introduction. Order, planning, and reason -- The end of times : defining modernity in the 1930s -- A new model army : the Civilian Conservation Corps, the National Youth Administration, and modernity -- Salvation awaits : expositions, world's fairs, and modernity -- A woman's place/a family's hearth : interior decorators and modernity -- Sounds for the Modern Age : music as celebration of modernity -- Epilogue. New directions and challenges : the postwar divide
Control code
ybp13814013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780700624003
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)978352149

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