If the World Wars defined the first half of the twentieth century, the sixties defined Framing the sixties as a period stretching from to , Arthur Marwick. The Sixties has 35 ratings and 2 reviews. Erik said: Having lived the decade Marwick writes about with some consciousness of what was happening, I found. Book Review: The Sixties: Cultural Revolution in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, CC Article (PDF .. Arthur Marwick. The Sixties.

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That unspeakable oppressions and the struggles against them in the Third World received unprecedented attention from young people in the West is very much to the credit of these young people, but does not mean that these events in themselves are the marwikc significant features of the sixties. Julia rated sixtjes liked it Jan 16, Underground film-maker Andy Warhol mixed enthusiastically with New York high society; the Arts Lab in London was visited by ambassadors and executives from multinational corporations; the book One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse singled out by Roszak qrthur one of the high priests of counter-culture was actually funded by an American government body and the Ford Foundation.

Also involved are the American urban riots of and the events ofthe new feminism, and the beginnings of gay liberation.

The Sixties : Cultural Transformation in Britain, France, Italy and the United States, 1958-74

marwock Unfortunately, if there thhe one thing the working class manifestly did not want to do, it was to carry out a revolution. Chris O’leary rated it liked it Feb 03, Written with tremendous force of insight and narrative power, The Sixties promises to be the single most important account of the single most important decade of our times. Sammi-Jo Phillips rated it liked it Dec 29, It contains genuinely democratic elements as well as gross inequalities and abuses of power; the only thing we can do is to work as systematically and rationally as possible to reform that society.

Who better to lead off than Margaret Thatcher, radical right prime minister of Britain from to ?

THE SIXTIES by Arthur Marwick | Kirkus Reviews

The Vietnam War was a tragedy and a crime; but by the anti-war cause had achieved a wonderful victory. Art Morality and Social Relations. That does not end the matter. He concludes that it was a time that saw great leaps forward in the arts, in civil rights, and in many other areas of society and politics.


This counter-proposition is inextricably bound up with the arguments and debates which actually took place in the sixties, since most of the activists and protesters at the time themselves believed in it. He was a left-wing social and cultural historian but critical of Marxism and other approaches to history that he believed stressed jarwick importance of metanarrative over archival artnur.

Slick references to novels or to films which may well not be known to the reader are not helpful.

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Daryl rated it really liked it Jul 25, Matusow chose for his general history of America in the period, The Unraveling of American Societya theme not dissimilar to that expressed in the title of an earlier book by W.

Arthur Marwick Snippet view – Julia rated it really liked it May amrwick, The first stirrings of a cultural revolution No trivia or quizzes yet.

So, left-centre and right do seem to agree that, for good or ill, something significant happened in the sixties. You do not currently have access to this article. Common terms and phrases abortion academic action activities actually American areas attitudes Beatles beauty began bourgeois Britain British censorship cent centre chapter civil rights Committee concrete poetry continued countries critical cultural revolution culture demonstrations developments discussed economic established fact fashion female feminist fifties figure film France French girls hippies homosexual housing Ibid important issue Italian Italy Jean Shrimpton L’Express liberation living London magazine major male March Martin Luther King Marxist Memphis Milan movement Nanterre Negro nouveau roman novel organized Paris particularly play police political Pop Art popular problem programme protest published racial radical reported revolution Salut les Copains sexual sixties social society South Street strike teenagers television theatre took traditional Turin Vietnam violence woman women workers working-class York young youth subculture.

I shall also hope to convey the message that this transformation was not due solely to counter-cultural protest and activism, but also to a conjunction of developments, including economic, demographic, and technological ones, and, critically, to the existence in positions of authority of men and women of traditional enlightened and rational outlook who responded flexibly and tolerantly to counter-cultural demands: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


Indeed, in writing this book I found that I had to abandon my original plan for Part II of putting race and class together in one chapter: But they were not, in my view, indications of new fractures in American society; they were indications rather that fractures which had long existed and had been too long ignored were now being brought out into the open. Axel SchildtDetlef Siegfried Limited preview – But the decade also left deep divisions still felt today.

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The term does originate within the period itself: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Arthur Marwick’s book is a study of social and cultural change in Europe and the United States in a period of outstanding historical significance, analyzing phenomena artthur diverse as the rise of youth culture, the impact of the civil rights movement, feminism, sexual permissiveness, the rise of rock music and the reassessment of traditional attitudes to class, race and the family.

A scholarly, earnest, sometimes dense cultural history of the decade. Hardcoverpages. For some, it was a golden age of liberation and political progress; for others, an era in sixies depravity was celebrated, and the secure moral and social framework subverted. While some believed that simply by living the counter-culture they would bring about the collapse of bourgeois society, many others stuck to the traditional Marxist view that for the revolution to occur, there had to be a revolutionary class, in the form of the the working class or proletariat.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Too much of sixties architecture is awful, the low-cost public housing much of it now demolished disgraceful.

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