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The Spirit of the Sixties

The Spirit of the Sixties


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About the Book

The Spirit of the Sixties explains how and why the personal became political when Sixties activists confronted the institutions of American postwar culture.

The Spirit of the Sixties uses political personalism to explain how and why the personal became political when Sixties activists confronted the institutions of American postwar culture. After establishing its origins in the Catholic Worker movement, the Beat generation, the civil rights movement, and Ban-the-Bomb protests, James Farrell demonstrates the impact of personalism on Sixties radicalism.

Students, antiwar activists and counterculturalists all used personalist perspectives in the "here and now revolution" of the decade. These perspectives also persisted in American politics after the Sixties. Exploring the Sixties not just as history but as current affairs, Farrell revisits the perennial questions of human purpose and cultural practice contested in the decade.
About the Author:

James J. Farrell is Professor of History, Director of American Studies and Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities at St. Olaf College. He is the author of Inventing the American Way of Death and TheNuclear Devil's Dictionary.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415913850
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Height: 231 mm
  • No of Pages: 368
  • Series Title: American Radicals
  • Weight: 661 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0415913853
  • Publisher Date: 05 Feb 1997
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 28 mm
  • Width: 155 mm


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