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Writing Urban Crisis after Moynihan

Stephen Schryer

in Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores literary responses to the late 1960s crisis in participatory professionalism, provoked by the period’s race riots and by conservatives’ successful appropriation of liberal ... More


The College Campus: Sex 101?

Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker

in Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743285
eISBN:
9780199894741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743285.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the sex lives of college students, beginning with an extended discussion of the hookup. In-person interviews describe what hooking up means and what it’s ... More


Tom Wolfe’s: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Jack Schafer

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe. Published in 1968, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a nonfiction work that chronicles the experiences of Ken Kesey and his ... More


Conclusion: A Metahistory

Daniel Belgrad

in The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Recovering the history of the culture of feedback compels us to reimagine the seventies as something other than the decade of malaise. That historiographical trope, inherited from contemporary ... More


Tom Wolfe’sFailed Optimism

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Tom Wolfe’s contradiction between his populist faith in human possibility and his essentially conservative political instincts. A subtheme of utopianism during the 1960s was the ... More


Tom Wolfe’s Failed Optimism

Ellen Willis

in Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680788
eISBN:
9781452948997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author’s reflections about various works of Tom Wolfe. In the book The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Wolfe pulled off the remarkable feat of not only ... More


Legacies of Impersonality: The Paris Review, New Journalism, and the Interviewer

Rebecca Roach

in Literature and the Rise of the Interview

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198825418
eISBN:
9780191864094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825418.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

The fifth chapter examines the roles of interviewer and interviewee, exploring debates around objectivity and personality in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This was a period in which these roles ... More


Roads

David J. Alworth

in Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183343
eISBN:
9781400873807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183343.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses Jack Kerouac and Joan Didion, arguing that the postwar American road narrative produces a sophisticated account of the nonhuman social actor through its treatment of the ... More


Painted Words

Gary Alan Fine

in Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226560182
eISBN:
9780226560359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560359.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

If art is not only about making, it is also about ideas: talk as enriched by theory. Art must be good to think, good to discuss, and, now, good to write. Drawing on the journalist Tom Wolfe, this is ... More


The Stoics’ Case Against the Embodied Conception

Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583683
eISBN:
9780191745713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the Stoics’ argument that the embodied conception of activity makes one perilously vulnerable to ethical degradation. First, it examines Cicero’s review of Stoic arguments that ... More


Vegas, Baby!: Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Hunter S. Thompson1971

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The New Sensibility seemed to have its apotheosis in Las Vegas, a city predicated upon excess and liberation from traditional bounds. Not only did Tom Wolfe write about the city in these terms, but ... More


Naming the New: Susan Sontag 1964

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter discusses how Sontag, along with Tom Wolfe, described the change in American culture and called it “the New Sensibility.” For Sontag, it was largely about surface, a refusal to ... More


The Age of Less-Great Expectations

Raymond A. Schroth and S. J.

in Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233045
eISBN:
9780823240456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233045.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the first week of January 1971 Father Robert F. Drinan moved into another new world, one that called for him to assume a new role and a new identity. And the decade of American history into ... More


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