Sights On The Sixties (Perspectives on the Sixties)

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Barbara Tischler's goal is to understand the historical and cultural legacy of the 1960s.  During the Gulf War, as politicians advocated positions and strategies, they made simplistic comparisons with the '60s.  Such comparisons reinforced our need to understand that decade more clearly. With these papers Tischler brings together a group of scholars from a variety of disciplines, including American Studies, anthropology, film studies, history, literature, sociology, and theater. She notes how their contributions, taken separately and together, transcend the "good sixties/bad sixties" typology that has pervaded past analyses of the period. Several authors deal with movement leaders and great events, but the majority write about lesser-known events and people, to add depth and balance to our understanding of the decade.

1. Multi-disciplinary collection

2. Emphasis on less well-known events of the period

3. Presents balanced picture of the decade

 

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In this exciting new anthology on the 1960s, Barbara Tischler provides a basis for understanding the historical and cultural legacy of that decade. She brings together a group of scholars from a variety of disciplines, including American studies, anthropology, film studies, history, literature, sociology, and theater. Tischler notes how their contributions, taken separately and together, transcend the 'good sixties/bad sixties' typology that has pervaded past analyses of the period. Contributors focus on campus activism and countercultural activities at a number of universities, off-campus forms of counterculture, and leaders like Abbie Hoffman. There is a section on culture, covering film, the arts, public protests, and street theater. Other contributions cover the women's movement, antiwar activism in the armed forces, the relationship between activism and mainstream politics, the split between the Old Left and the New Left, and the legacies of the 1960s. Although some authors deal with movement leaders and great events, the majority write about lesser-known events and people, to add depth and balance to our understanding of the decade.

About the Author:

Barbara L. Tischler is Assistant Dean of Students Affairs and Director of Preprofessional Programs in the School of General Studies at Columbia University. She is also in residence at Columbia's Society of Fellows in the Humanities.

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