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The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book presents a new approach to how culture works in contemporary societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the ... More


Watergate as Democratic Ritual

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter considers the Watergate Scandal in the U.S. as a democratic ritual. It examines the how and why of the perception of Watergate and explains how it became a moral symbol. It describes ... More


Seeds of Cynicism: The Struggle Over Campaign Finance, 1956–1974

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how antecedent political events created a window of opportunity for campaign finance reformers during the period 1956–1974, including a series of scandals such as Watergate. In ... More


Crosscurrents of Crisis in 1970s America

Thomas Borstelmann

in The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141565
eISBN:
9781400839704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141565.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines American anxieties about the longstanding foundations of American society and thought. By the 1970s, American society would be buffeted by powerful crosscurrents which reshaped ... More


The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Jussi M. Hanhimaki

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Henry Kissinger dominated American foreign relations like no other figure in recent history. He negotiated an end to American involvement in the Vietnam War, opened relations with Communist China, ... More


Highs and Lows

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After the conclusion of the Paris Agreements, Nixon became increasingly dependent on Kissinger for setting the overall direction of U.S foreign policy. Despite the dark shadow that Watergate laid ... More


Nixon's Farewell: Watergate, Kissinger, and Foreign Policy

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Due to Nixon's obsession with Watergate, Kissinger was able to conduct American foreign policy without much interference from the president. Also, Kissinger's series of triumphs in the Middle East ... More


Renewal? Ford, Vladivostok, and Kissinger

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Eager to demonstrate the continuance of détente, Kissinger found that the best means of renewing détente was the conclusion of the SALT II agreement. This chapter illustrates in detail the events ... More


Humor of a Country Lawyer

Sam J. Ervin Jr.

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875735_Ervin
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Originally published in 1984, this collection of stories and anecdotes winds its way from the author's native Morganton through Chapel Hill and Harvard, the military, the North Carolina Supreme ... More


Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Yanek Mieczkowski

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

History has not been kind to Gerald Ford. His name evokes an image of either America's only unelected president, who abruptly pardoned his corrupt predecessor, or an accident-prone man who failed to ... More


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