US Cultural History 1943 - 1995

US Cultural History 1943 - 1995

Discipline rare Non


This class aims to provide a survey of the cultural history of the United States over the longue durée, beginning around the time of the Zoot Suit riots in the early 1940s and concluding with a consideration of the cultural context surrounding the Republican Contract with America in the mid 1990s. It also introduces students to the methodologies and theoretical tools available to cultural historians, and demonstrates how cultural analyses can be used to investigate the political terrain as well as to map broader shifts in gender, sexuality, class, and race.

Volume horaire

  • CM : 1h
  • TD : 1h
  • Nombre de semaines : 13
  • Modalité de controle: Controle continu


Selected Bibliography

Eric Avila, Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles, U. Cal., 2006

Andrew Diamond, Caroline Rolland-Diamond, and Roman Huret, Revoltes et Utopies: la contre-culture américaine des années 1960, Editions Fahrenheit, 2012

Jefferson Cowie, Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class, New Press, 2012

Robin D.G. Kelley, Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class, Free Press, 1994

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