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Introduction

Jagdish Bhagwati

in India in Transition: Freeing the Economy

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288473
eISBN:
9780191684609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288473.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter begins by discussing the reasons why this volume was created. It then details India's economic situation in the 1960s. Next, it tells of the author's account of the sad turn of events in ... More


The Decline of Christendom

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by discussing some of the main theories advanced by historians and sociologists to explain the religious crisis of the 1960s. It then suggests a historical framework within which ... More


 Power Plants: Psychedelic Culture Meets Tribal Spirituality

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the relationship between shamanism and psychedelic culture, focusing on the experience of investment banker R. Gordon Wasson and his Russian-born wife, Valentina, with ... More


The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Hugh McLeod

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1960s were a time of explosive religious change. In the Christian churches, it was a time of innovation from the ‘new theology’ and ‘new morality’ of Bishop Robinson, to the evangelicalism of the ... More


A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Ernest Nicholson (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The chapters in this book give an account of how the agenda for theology and religious studies was set and reset throughout the twentieth century – by rapid and at times cataclysmic changes (wars, ... More


Taking America Back: The Christian Right Jeremiad

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by considering Vice President Dan Quayle's 1992 “Murphy Brown” speech, and goes on to explore the rise and rhetoric of the Christian Right, which mobilized American evangelicals ... More


Introduction

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the changes that occurred in the religions history of the Western world during the ‘long 1960s’, a period which lasted from 1958 to 1974. Four ... More


 The Sixties: Secularization and the Prophesies of Freedom

Slavica Jakelić

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that during the 1960s there was an increasing affinity between the notion that de‐institutionalized religion is something good and the intellectual and social sensibilities of the ... More


Conclusion

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter presents a summary of discussions in the preceding chapters, discussing the similarities and differences between these explanations and those offered by other writers. It ... More


Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

American society has been long plagued by cycles of racial violence, most dramatically in the 1960s when hundreds of ghetto uprisings erupted across American cities. Though the larger, underlying ... More


Promises and Politics: Head Start Sets the Stage in the 1960s

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The creation of the federal Head Start program in 1965 put the needs of young children from poor families on the national agenda. Head Start was inspired both by research suggesting the promise of ... More


Introduction: Profanity and Creativity

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores how the two youth cultures under discussion — the motor-bike boys, sometimes known as ‘rockers’, and the hippies, sometimes known as ‘heads’ or ‘freaks’ — form a ‘dialectic ... More


Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Robert Adlington (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

During the 1960s many avant‐garde musicians were intensely involved in the era's social and political upheavals, and often sought to reflect this engagement in their music. This volume examines the ... More


Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

John G. Kennedy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The building of Egypt's High Dam in the 1960s erased innumerable historic treasures, but it also forever obliterated the ancient land of a living people, the Nubians. In the period 1963–64, they were ... More


Conclusion

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The many voices in Philosophical Investigations should not be read as one correct voice and various voices of metaphysical nonsense. Instead, Cavell insists, the voices are all Wittgenstein's. That ... More


After the October Revolution: The Jazz Avant‐garde in New York, 1964–65

Bernard Gendron

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter analyses the resurgence of the jazz avant‐garde in New York in the mid‐1960s, focusing in particular upon musicians' negotiation of competing aesthetic, social, and economic imperatives. ... More


American Cultural Diplomacy and the Mediation of Avant‐garde Music

Danielle Fosler‐Lussier

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Avant‐garde music played a small but important role in American cultural diplomacy during the cold war. In Western Europe, it was meant to demonstrate the United States' cultural sophistication; in ... More


From Scriabin to Pink Floyd: The ANS Synthesizer and the Politics of Soviet Music between Thaw and Stagnation

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The first Soviet synthesizer was developed in the late 1950s by a military engineer named Yevgeniy Murzin. Named after Murzin's hero Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, the ANS synthesiser was soon ... More


Introduction: Avant-garde Music and the Sixties

Robert Adlington

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The artistic avant‐garde, many of its theorists seem to agree, is a culture of subversion. Yet recent Anglo‐American musicology has tended to emphasise avant‐garde music's disavowal of issues of ... More


Avant‐garde: Some Introductory Notes on the Politics of a Label

Hubert F. van den Berg

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter gives an overview of the history of the term ‘avant‐garde’ as it has been used in the historiography of art. The point of departure is the lack of agreement as to the term's meaning. ... More


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