Arthur Marwick
The Sixties
August 14, 2019 Comments.. 873
The Sixties Arthur Marwick If World Wars defined the 1st half of the 20th century, the 60s defined the 2nd, providing the pivot on which modern times have turned From popular music to individual liberties, the tastes convictions of the Western world are indelibly stamped with the impact of that tumultuous decade Now one of the world s foremost historians provides a look at this momentous timIf World Wars defined the 1st half of the 20th century, the 60s defined the 2nd, providing the pivot on which modern times have turned From popular music to individual liberties, the tastes convictions of the Western world are indelibly stamped with the impact of that tumultuous decade Now one of the world s foremost historians provides a look at this momentous time Framing the 60s as a period stretching from 58 to 74, Marwick argues that this long decade ushered in nothing less than a cultural revolution one that raged most clearly in the USA, UK, France Italy Writing with wit verve, he recaptures the events movements that shaped lives the rise of a western youth subculture the impact of post Beat novels New Wave cinema the civil rights movement Britain s surprising rise to leadership in fashion music the emerging storm over Vietnam the Paris student rising of 68 the new concern for poverty the growing force of feminism the gay rights movement etc As he unfolds his narrative, he illuminates the era, both its origins its impact He concludes it was a time that saw great leaps forward in the arts, in civil rights in other areas of society politics But the decade also left deep divisions still felt today Written with insight narrative power, The Sixties is an important account of the most important decade of our times.. The Sixties If World Wars defined the st half of the th century the s defined the nd providing the pivot on which modern times have turned From popular music to individual liberties the tastes conviction
  • Title: The Sixties
  • Author: Arthur Marwick
  • ISBN: 9780192100221
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Erik Graff says:

      Having lived the decade Marwick writes about with some consciousness of what was happening, I found this portrayal extraordinarily dull, rather like a great list or chronology written by someone alien to the topic Since the author is only fifteen years older than me, this is rather inexcusable Hypothetical causes of his failure to write an insightful book range from the charitable assumption that he was trying overhard to be objective to the suspicion that he found much of the period distasteful [...]

    2. Will says:

      Key Points 1 A cultural revolution occured in 1960s, a revolution in material conditions, lifestyles, family relationships, and personal freedoms for the vast majority of ordinary people 15 2 The sixties were characterized by the vast number of innovative activities taking place simultaneously, by unprecedented interaction acceleration 7 3 The decade in this sense lasted from 1958 end ed broadly speaking in 1973 4 as the effects of the economic downturn began to be felt 4 The counter cultural mo [...]

    3. Chris Gould says:

      Wonderfully detailed account of the cultural phenomenons that took over France, Italy, the US and Britain between 1958 and 1974 Perhaps a little too detailed on the student riots, for example obsessing over which road the students took in Italy But a very, very revealing and thought provoking take from a man who was described in his obituary as forever a 60s man, as this book shows I believe he loved his drink, never married, but had a daughter who became the most important person in his life Sp [...]

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