Stayin' Alive : The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/7/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

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An epic account of how middle-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s. This wide-ranging cultural and political history re-writes the 1970s as the crucial, pivotal era of modern times. Edgy and incisive - part political history, part labour history - with large doses of American musical, film and TV lore. From the factories of Ohio to Nixon, Ford and Carter's Washington, Cowie connects politics to culture, exposing how the 1970s saw a widening on inequalities and poverty.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Something's Happening to People Like Mep. 1
Hope in the Confusion, 1968-1974p. 21
Old Fashioned Heroes of the New Working Classp. 23
What Kind of Delegation Is This?p. 75
Nixon's Class Strugglep. 125
I'm Dying Herep. 167
Despair in the Order, 1974-1982p. 211
A Collective Sadnessp. 213
The New Deal that Never Happenedp. 261
The Important Sound of Things Falling Apartp. 313
Dead Man's Townp. 357
Acknowledgmentsp. 371
Notesp. 375
Indexp. 447
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This book is awesome April 7, 2011
Stayin' Alive attempts to analyze the story of the 70's. It does so by swinging back and forth between politics, economics and the popular culture; sometimes in an extremely dry and dreary fashion and in others presenting a clear picture of what and why events happened the way they did. Much of the book jumps back and forth between what and how the 70's were the decade where everything, even Elvis fell apart. It would interest those who want to learn more of this decade, American history, economics, the culture and the political changes that led to the era of Reagan politics. I highly recommended for all readers I'm happy for the good condition of the book although it is used. Thanks a lot :).
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