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Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era

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In the 1950s, the term ”containment” referred to the foreign policy-driven containment of Communism and atomic proliferation. Yet in Homeward Bound May demonstrates that there was also a domestic version of containment where the ”sphere of influence” was the home. Within its walls, potentially dangerous social forces might be tamed, securing the fulfilling life to which postwar women and men aspired. Homeward Bound tells the story of domestic containment - how it emerged, how it affected the lives of those who tried to conform to it, and how it unraveled in the wake of the Vietnam era’s assault on Cold War culture, when unwed mothers, feminists, and ”secular humanists” became the new ”enemy.” This revised and updated edition includes the latest information on race, the culture wars, and current cultural and political controversies of the post-Cold War era.

Synopsis:

Uncovering startling connections between the Cold War and its effect on American family life, this classic of Cold War literature challenges assumptions about the ”happy days” of the 1950s.

About the Author

Elaine Tyler May is Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of several books, including Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness and Great Expectations: Marriage and Divorce in Post-Victorian America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465030552
Subtitle:
American Families In The Cold War Era
Author:
May, Elaine Tyler
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Baby boom generation
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 99-02
Publication Date:
19900214
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 13.8 oz

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History and Social Science » American Studies » 50s, 60s, and 70s
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History and Social Science » US History » 1945 to Present

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