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Consuming pleasures : intellectuals and popular culture in the postwar world, Daniel Horowitz

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Consuming pleasures : intellectuals and popular culture in the postwar world
Title
Consuming pleasures
Title remainder
intellectuals and popular culture in the postwar world
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Horowitz
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Language
eng
Summary
How is it that American intellectuals, who had for 150 years worried about the deleterious effects of affluence, more recently began to emphasize pleasure, playfulness, and symbolic exchange as the essence of a vibrant consumer culture? The New York intellectuals of the 1930s rejected any serious or analytical discussion, let alone appreciation, of popular culture, which they viewed as morally questionable. Beginning in the 1950s, however, new perspectives emerged outside and within the United States that challenged this dominant thinking. Consuming Pleasures reveals how a group of writers shifted attention from condemnation to critical appreciation, critiqued cultural hierarchies and moralistic approaches, and explored the symbolic processes by which individuals and groups communicate. Historian Daniel Horowitz traces the emergence of these new perspectives through a series of intellectual biographies. With writers and readers from the United States at the center, the story begins in Western Europe in the early 1950s and ends in the early 1970s, when American intellectuals increasingly appreciated the rich inventiveness of popular culture. Drawing on sources both familiar and newly discovered, this transnational intellectual history plays familiar works off each other in fresh ways. Among those whose work is featured are Jürgen Habermas, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, Walter Benjamin, C.L.R. James, David Riesman and Marshall McLuhan, Richard Hoggart, members of London's Independent Group, Stuart Hall, Paddy Whannel, Tom Wolfe, Herbert Gans, Susan Sontag, Reyner Banham, and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown
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CN8ML
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1938-
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Horowitz, Daniel
Dewey number
306
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.H675 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • HISTORY
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Intellectuals
  • Popular culture
  • Europe
  • United States
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Consuming pleasures : intellectuals and popular culture in the postwar world, Daniel Horowitz
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OldControl:muse9780812206494
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sexuality and a new sensibility
  • Learning from consumer culture
  • Conclusion:
  • The world of pleasure and symbolic exchange
  • For and against the American grain
  • Lost in translation
  • Crossing borders
  • Reluctant fascination
  • Literary ethnography of working-class life
  • Pop art from Britain to America
  • From workers and literature to youth and popular culture
  • Class and consumption
Control code
794700785
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (528 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812206494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812206494
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700785
Label
Consuming pleasures : intellectuals and popular culture in the postwar world, Daniel Horowitz
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780812206494
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sexuality and a new sensibility
  • Learning from consumer culture
  • Conclusion:
  • The world of pleasure and symbolic exchange
  • For and against the American grain
  • Lost in translation
  • Crossing borders
  • Reluctant fascination
  • Literary ethnography of working-class life
  • Pop art from Britain to America
  • From workers and literature to youth and popular culture
  • Class and consumption
Control code
794700785
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (528 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812206494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812206494
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700785

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